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Dr Arthur J Cruickshank

  • Person
  • fl 1953-1988
Dr Arthur J Cruickshank was the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. Daughter will email in an obituary which details his life and career.

Mary Hodge

  • Person
  • fl 1970
Hodge was probably a student of education

Mark Cornwall

  • Person
  • fl 1991-

Professor J. Mark Cornwall joined the Department from Oxford University in 1991. He was Reader in European history and the Department's Postgraduate Coordinator. His doctoral research (University of Leeds, 1988) was on the collapse of the Habsburg Empire in the First World War, and his general field of interest is east-central Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1994 he was awarded the BP prize lectureship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for services to East European history. He has also held a Leverhulme Trust 'Study Abroad Fellowship' at the University of Toronto (2000-1) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2000, together with Professor Robert Evans (Oxford), he set up the Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians which held its first conference at the University of Dundee in 2002

Mark Cornwall was made a Professor in 2004, the same year that he was awarded a large AHRB grant. He left Dundee in 2004 to take up a post at Southampton University

Sabine Price

  • Person
  • 1926-2019
Sabine Price, nee Schweitzer, was born in 1926 in Berlin. Although her maternal grandfather had been chief mayor of Berlin, in 1939 her father was interned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp because his family had been Jewish before converting to Christianity. Luckily he managed to get out and emigrated to England with two of her siblings. But her mother, two other siblings and Sabine were unable to leave before the war started and so the family was separated for seven years. Living as a half-Jewish child under Hilter, she was forced to leave school early, and during the fighting at the end of the war their house was fire-hosed by the Russians and they only just escaped in time. At 18, having lost her home, she witnessed the horrors of the end of the war, but amazingly her family all survived and were later reunited in England. Sabine has written a short piece about what it felt like to be a half-Jewish child at this time; you can read it here:
After art school in England, she became a children's illustrator. She was a great champion of childhood; she had experienced her own childhood incredibly intensely, and I believe that her reassuring, comforting illustrations for children were a reaction to her own family life, fractured as it was by the rise of Hitler and the war. She died aged 93, in 2019.

Kevin McGrath

  • Person
  • 1951-
Kevin McGRATH was born in southern China in 1951 and was educated in England and Scotland (graduated from DJCAD in c 1973; he has lived and worked in France, Greece, and India. Presently he is an associate of the Department of South Asian Studies and poet laureate at Lowell House, Harvard University. Publications include, Fame (1995), Lioness (1998), Maleas (2002), The Sanskrit Hero (2004), Flyer (2005), Comedia (2008), Stri (2009), Jaya (2011), Supernature (2012), Heroic Krsna and Eroica (2013), In The Kacch and Windward (2015), Arjuna Pandava and Eros (2016), Raja Yudhisthira (2017), Bhisma Devavrata (2018), Vyasa Redux (2019), Song Of The Republic (2020), Fame and On Friendship (forthcoming, 2022), Causality And Preliterate Song (in progress). McGrath lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his family.

Bill Brown

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  • Person
  • c1920s -1980
Bill Brown was born in Dundee c1920s. Bill was educated in Dundee before serving in the RAF during WWII. Bill married Sally, a school cook, and they had two children William and Anne. Bill later worked delivering bottles of coca-cola and other drinks around Dundee. After winning the 'pools' (coupon),
Bill and Sally moved to Kendal in the late 1970s. Bill died in 1980.

Professor Alexander David Peacock

  • Person
  • 1886–1976
Professor Alexander David Peacock, Professor of Natural History at University College, Dundee, 1926-1956, was educated at Newcastle Royal Grammar School and Armstrong College, Newcastle (at that time part of the University of Durham) where he gained his BSc. in 1904. He first taught at a Jarrow school and then returned to Armstrong College as a student demonstrator in Zoology. After a short period as entomologist to the Nigerian Agriculture Department, he returned to Armstrong College as a lecturer in 1913.
During the First World War, after serving at the front with the Royal Army Medical Corps he was recalled to headquarters to lecture on insects of military importance and he carried out research on trench fever. In 1919 he again returned to lecture at Armstrong College, and in 1926 he was appointed to the Chair of Natural History in University College, Dundee in succession to James Fairlie Gemmill.
Peacock's work on the causes of trench fever led to the award of DSc. in 1927. The merit of his scientific work, especially in the field of parthenogenesis and cell-structures, was well acknowledged. He was for a time president of the zoology section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and was awarded the Keith Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a paper in the Society's "Proceedings" and for his contributions in the fields of entomology and cytology. His early investigations in applied biology found fruit in the Second World War when, by his work in the establishment of a pest-control service in Scotland he materially safeguarded the nation's food supplies.
Amongst his other duties and interests during his career in Dundee was his concern for adult education, and he was a prominent member of the local Education Committee and the Workers' Education Association. He also took an interest in the Polish community in Dundee, and was president of the Polish Society in the city during the Second World War. After the War he persuaded the War Office to donate a nissen hut which was used to establish the University field station at Braedownie, Glen Clova. A. D. Peacock was the father of Sir Alan Turner Peacock (1922-2014) , a noted economist and government advisor who held a number of academic posts, including serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.

John Burdin

  • Person
  • 1934-2022

John W. Burdin, born 5th November 1934 in Doncaster, studied at Kings College London from 1953-1956, and graduated with an Honours degree in Zoology, also receiving the Jelf Medal for the Science faculty. He continued his studies at Leeds University 1956-1957, receiving a Diploma in Education. Burdin taught biology at Temple Moor Grammar School, Leeds from 1957-1962 before moving to Glasgow to lecture at Jordanhill College of Education in 1963 and 1964. In 1965, Burdin became HM Inspector for Schools (Scotland) and stayed in this post for 30 years, retiring in Dec 1994. Due to his outstanding commitment to Guidance, he was made Honorary President of the Scottish Guidance Association

He also had a keen interest in hillwalking and was president of the Grampian club and in 1983 founded the Dundee Mountain Film Festival. He also played cricket for Grove FPs. He died in 2022 at the age of 87.

James McIntosh Clark

  • Person
  • 1917-1944
He was in the employment of Thomson, Shepherd & Co, Dundee and then went to India with Bird & Co as a jute clerk. He was called up after the outbreak of the Second World War and served in the 6th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. He was killed in action 5th February 1944 aged 27 in Burma and buried there.

Herbert George Greig

  • Person
  • fl 1893
Herbert George Greig worked in sales with RR Colpitts & Son Stationers. Barbara Hall was the daughter of Herbert George Greig, the son of David Greig, who was from Arbroath but emigrated to Canada.

Bill Robertson

  • Person
  • fl 1970 -
Bill Robertson was a dental student at the University of Dundee, Class of '77.

Dennis Collins

  • Person
  • 1930-2017
Dennis Collins was born, and raised in Dundee. He started his career as a Solicitor in 1957 and also lectured part-time at the University of St Andrews and subsequently the University of Dundee from 1960 - 1979. Mr Collins was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors in Dundee in 1987 and became an Honorary Sheriff in 1988. Amongst other titles he held, Mr Collins was also appointed the Honorary Consul for France in 1976, a position held for 20 years. He was also the Honorary Secretary for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for 28 years. Mr Collins also held a number of posts relating to his hobbies which included stamp collecting, local history and gardening. Mr Collins died on 15th July 2017 aged 87 years.

Simon Belmont

  • Person
Simon Belmont is a comics collector and enthusiast. He studied at the University of Dundee and now lives in Bristol. He regularly attends comics events across the UK and those run by University of Dundee and Dundee Creative Comics, returning to Dundee regularly.

Joseph Klein

  • Person
  • fl 1996-
Klein composed ''the road in its unfoldings' was between April 1996 and August 1997 for Eugene Corporon and the North Texas Wind Symphony, which premiered the work at the University of North Texas on 26 February 1998. The work was supported in part by grants from the University of North Texas and the American Music Center.
The composer describes the work as 'essentially a passacaglia in twenty-one variations. Unlike the Baroque model, however, the subject is frequently obscured and distorted (metrically, registrally, etc.), often beyond recognition, although it is presented in its entirety within each and every variation. Although the work is not serial, the subject itself consists of two 11-tone rows derived from the opening four pitches of the second movement of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms (C-Eb-B-D), which is presented in inversion as the first four notes of the subject; the remainder of the subject is generated from this opening four-note cell, and is made up entirely of major and minor thirds and sixths. The complete statement of the subject consists of two seven-measure phrases of eleven notes each; the second phrase is related to the first by retrograde-inversion, pivoting around the tritone Bb/E. This seven-measure phrase structure is reflected throughout the twenty-one variations, each of which is either seven, fourteen, twenty-one, or twenty-eight measures long. The conceptual model for this work is the landmark book On Growth and Form (1917) by Scottish naturalist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948). In this book, Thompson elegantly described the structural relationships between various organic forms through mathematical paradigms and processes (e.g., Cartesian graphs, algebraic formulae), providing an alternative approach to that of Charles Darwin (e.g., The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man) by emphasizing physical laws and mechanics over natural selection in the development of various biological forms. The transformations and relationships explored by Thompson in this book formed the conceptual and structural basis of the present work, the title of which is derived from the poem “Volunteers” by Alice Fulton (Sensual Math, 1995), part of a sequence that draws upon genetics and evolution as an integral part of its subject matter. The titular line is part of a series of metaphors for the evolutionary process: But evolution is a fugue without finale. News that stays news. The road in its unfoldings. The twenty-one variations are linked by a chain of temporal modulations organized symmetrically, with the first and final variations serving as introduction and conclusion: the first ten variations are linked in such a way as to produce a gradual, non-linear accelerando (from MM 40 to MM 200), while the final ten variations reverse the process (returning to MM 40 at the conclusion). Each half of the work is also characterized by a gradually ascending ambitus, beginning in the lowest register of the ensemble and concluding in the highest register. Although this process is clearly manifested in the first half of the work, the registral trajectory in the second half follows a less direct path, becoming more erratic as the work progresses. The central variation (XI) acts as a fulcrum in this structure: the sudden and dramatic change in tempo, register, and overall character result in a sense of repose and reflection before the process resumes. As a way of elucidating this process, there is imbedded within the structure a series of relationships between the variations in the first half of the work and those in the second half (as illustrated below): for example, Variation XVIII is simply a reworking of Variation IV with the addition of woodwinds and percussion; the two percussion variations (X and XII) that flank the central variation are structurally identical, the differences being almost exclusively timbral (the former is for ringing metals, the latter for wood and membrane instruments); elements of Variation VI reappear throughout Variation VII, and again in Variation VIII (which itself is a composite of three variations — VI, IX, and XVII — representing past, present, and future). Variations are also grouped to form larger structural units: e.g., Variation I through III function as an individual section; transitions between variations differ significantly, some being rather subtle (e.g., between Variations IX and X), others quite abrupt (e.g., between Variations III and IV). Each variation is also presented as an homage to a different twentieth-century composer, as indicated by the initials at the end of each variation in the score. While some of these references may be readily apparent, most are rather subtle, even elusive. In any case, it is has not been the composer’s intention to represent the dedicatees through stylistic imitation or overt musical appropriation, but rather to acknowledge significant musical influences.'

Alexandra Norton

  • Person
  • fl 2010-
Mrs Norton's family are from Dundee, many of whom worked in the jute mills. Her grandfather was a Town Councillor in Dundee during 1920s & 1930s.

Richard Miller

  • Person
  • fl 1977 -
Richard Miller was a student at the University of Dundee and is present in the photograph of the cricket team, 1977-1978

Dr Charles H. Lloyd

  • Person
  • fl 1976 -
Charles H. Lloyd is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the University's Dental School and Hospital. He joined the staff of the University in 1976 and was promoted to senior lecturer in the Department of Dental Prosthetics and Gerontology in 1985.

Doris L. MacKinnon

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  • 1883-1956
Doris Livingston MacKinnon ran the Zoology Department at University College, Dundee between 1917-1919 following D'Arcy Thompson's departure. In 1919, Doris went to King's College London and went on to gain her Professorship in 1927. She published extensively on parasites in insects and also studied amoebic dysentery, influenced by her work during the war. She retired in 1949.

Robert Paterson

  • Person
  • fl 1967-
Robert Paterson arrived to work at the University of Dundee just two months before it was officially declared independent of St Andrews. He was employed by the Estates and Buildings service where he remained for 34 years, retiring in 2001. He became the holder of the first identity card for the University after stopping to enquire about the photographic and other equipment being set up; he was then asked to be the first to try it.

Stewart MacIntyre Abbot

  • Person
  • fl 1910 - fl 1934
In the early 20th century, Stewart Abbot worked as a mechanic at Harry Walker, Caldrum Works Dundee, and by the 1920s had moved to John Sharp and Sons in Dundee. By the 1930s Abbott moved to Titaghar, India where he also enrolled in the Auxilliary Force India

Ron McHoul

  • Person
  • fl 1966-
Ron McHoul attended Dundee High School and was a student at the University of Dundee. He studied at the School of Architecture, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. He is Director of Nicoll Russell Studios, the architect's practice based in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Anya Lawrence

  • Person
  • 1949-
Anya Lawrence is a member of the Broughty Ferry branch of the Scottish National Party and was Chair of the Broughty Ferry Community Council

Iain MacKinnon

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  • fl 2009-
Born and raised in Dundee, Iain MacKinnon was an undergraduate International Relations and Politics student at the University of Dundee between 2009 and 2013.
He was heavily involved in student representation, first running for a student election in 2010 for SRC Councillor without Portfolio. Although this election was unsuccessful Iain successfully ran for Honorary Secretary in the Dundee University Students' Association Student Executive later that academic year and served two terms in this non-sabbatical post in 2011/12 and 2012/13.
In his final year at the university Iain successfully ran for President of the DUSA Executive and served two terms in 2013/14 and 2014/15. After four years, this made him the longest serving member of the DUSA Executive on record.
After completing his second term as President, Iain joined the Ambitious Future Higher Education graduate scheme, working at both the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow. Following this he moved to London to work in the UK Parliament. At time of writing [2020] he still works there, currently as a Senior Project Manager in the Parliamentary Digital Service.

Margaret Mitchell

  • Person
  • fl 1992-
Margaret Mitchell was Director of Research for the Police Research Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University from 1992-1999. She moved to Australia and taught policing at Charles Stuart University from 1999-2005. She then became Associate Professor and Director and the Sellenger Centre at Edith Cowan University. She published widely on policing, trauma and disasters.
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