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Anna Milne Mackie

  • Person
  • 1902-1973
Anna Milne Mackie was born in East Newport in 1902, the daughter of William Ingles, master builder, and his wife Johanna Milne. She attended Newport School and Dundee High School where she was awarded the Harris Gold Medal. Mackie graduated from University College, Dundee with a Second Class Honours degree in mathematics in 1924. She trained as a teacher and taught for many years at Morgan Academy, Dundee where she was latterly Principal Teacher of Mathematics. Mackie died in Dundee Royal Infirmary, 19 December 1973.

Anne C Walden

  • Person
  • 1915-
Annie Chalmers Walden, nee Nicoll, was born 12 August 1915 at 3 Balfour Street, Dundee. The youngest of four daughters, their parents ran a working men's cafe in Hunter Street. Annie attended Harris Academy, 1926-1932, then began her studies at Dundee University College.
By 1935 Annie had gained a first class degree in Science, and a year later with honours in Zoology. She was also captain of the College's athletics team. Annie had studied under Professor Peacock, and continued working with him as researcher and tutor until 1937.
Annie then worked as an assistant guide lecturer at the Perth Museum for two years, then at Leicester Museums as an education assistant There, she met Trevor Walden, (who would become the director of the Burrell collection in Glasgow) and they married in 1941.
During WW2, Annie was posted the the British Library, while her husband served in the Navy. Her research involved investigating beaches for the D day landings. In 1945 Annie left London and took the post of Director of Halifax Museum.
After the war and the births of her children, Annie worked as a demonstrator in the Zoolology Dept of Leicester University and also taught in local schools and colleges as well as working for Leicester University Press. In 1973, she trained as a teacher at Jordanhill College, Glasgow, after which she taught science in a number of schools, her final post being at Clydebank High School.
Annie had two sons, Ian and Neil; Ian graduated from Dundee in 1966 having studied Engineering, and her niece, Sheila, lectured at Dundee in Chemistry. Annie has lived in Bowling, West Dunbartonshire since 1973 and was, for 26 years, the Chair of the Bowling and Milton Community Council.

Anne Heath

  • Person
  • fl 1970-

Heath's thesis was written in the 3rd and final year of her Teacher Training at City of Birmingham College of Education where she studied from September 1970 till June 1973, gaining a full Certificate of Education, with Merits in the Study of Education and also in the Main and Subsidiary subjects, Drama and Music. In 1972 Heath married and changed her surname to Linstead. She has since reverted to using her maiden name, Heath.

On deposit, Heath provided the following context and information: 'The study, or dissertation, is titled The Appeal of Comics and their Potential Influence on Children, and reflects my early interest in children's reading, and an ongoing fascination with the acquisition of reading skills. I have enjoyed a long and varied career in teaching, initially full- time in middle schools, then, after raising a family, as a supply teacher for the last 25 years. This has included many different teaching environments and situations, from language support in state schools to music at the local Montessori school, from nurseries to 6th forms, special needs, private tuition and whole class teaching. My daughter chose a Steiner education for her son. At his school, only Capital letters were used in the early stages, as is the case with comic strip speech bubbles. I gave her my study, as my young grandson soon became an a avid reader of comics. Now he is 15, competently literate, studying for GCSEs. It was during their recent house move that this document came to light. I dipped into it and found its naivety slightly embarrassing, until I reminded myself it was a work of its time by a 20 year old. I then read most of it again with some amusement. With a general election imminent and a government currently populated with public school boys, the attitudes and antics of Winker Watson at Greytowers, (pages 67-69) take on a contemporary flavour. Certainly the prevalence of the comic teacher in this study, and the issues discussed regarding that role will have helped me question and shape my own stance in the classroom, by default! Historically, this study is a bit of a relic from a point in time when significant change was happening. For instance, at a time when colleges were making requests for all work to be typed, it is probably one of the last degree level dissertations to be written by hand! Although, at that time, the Cert. Ed. did not officially count as a degree, the B Ed had recently been introduced, requiring a further year of study. Meanwhile, the James Report gave rise to new regulations. Graduates taking teaching posts needed a teaching qualification in addition to their specialist subject. Consequently, in 1973, our college population swelled with the influx of Post Graduate Certificate of Education students. They were quick to socialise and some gamely joined the 'extras' in our final Drama assessment production of the Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. Innovation in the 70's is a familiar subject. In education, middle schools were emerging, bridging the division between junior and secondary schools; a new subject, drama, appeared on some timetables. Interested in both, I chose the junior/secondary age range and Drama as my main subject. Middle schools came and went, Drama eventually became a GCSE subject, now taught in many secondary schools. It was a good time to study. The modest grant, available for students from low income families, taught domestic economy and facilitated a great opportunity to learn to live independently. The necessity to take holiday work broadened social awareness. College policy of assessed Teaching Practice every year, increasing in length and responsibility, ensured readiness for the classroom, a probationary year, and, finally, registered teacher status complete with a number.' Heath also commented on the presentation and condition of the thesis: 'In the days before scanning, sellotape was my method of presenting source material for illustration. After 42 years it is perishing and has left rectangular stains where I have rolled it round to make an invisible mount. (If 2-sided tape was available, then, I hadn't heard of it!) Several cuttings from comics have become detached, but seem to be in the right places. There may be some confusion as to which side should be showing. If the context isn't clear, the way the cutting has been trimmed round the frame may indicate the right way up. Also the sellotape stains show through to the right side and can be matched to their original place on the page. Where there are several cuttings on one page, the arrangement is not significant. I think one or two cuttings are missing. Some full page examples are included, and are referenced at the foot of the page. Some were stuck together in pairs, back to back with small rolls of sellotape. In these cases, only the outer sides are relevant to the study, and are referenced at the foot of the page. Sample pages from large format comics have been mounted on 2 sheets of A4, joined with sellotape at the outer edge to reinforce the fold. They open out from the centre. Before photocopiers and computer print outs, the quality of the sample survey sheets in the Appendix was typical of formal duplicated print outs in schools and colleges at the time. I think I had these done, for a fee, at the college office. Just a little more history: When multiple copies were needed, the Banda machine was the source of all worksheets, and in my case, song sheets too. Text, illustrations and notation were done by hand on a choice of plain, lined, or squared, shiny, carbon-backed paper. Writing out music for songs became much easier when I came across a pack of carbon 'Masters' with blank music staves.'

Anne Sanderson

  • Person
  • fl 1930s-1970s
Anne Sanderson worked at the University of Dundee as a Biological Scientist during the 1930s - 1970s, undertaking a range of research activities relating to various aspects of biological science.

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

Arbroath Horse Hiring Co Ltd

This company was formed in 1895 to carry on the business of horsedealers, posthorse masters, cab and omnibus proprietors and livery stable keepers. It later traded under the name of the Arbroath Motor Company.

Arbroath Infirmary

  • Corporate body
  • 1836-
In 1836 the need for medical provision "for the relief of the poor" in Arbroath was so great that a dispensary was set up by public subscription and run by the local medical practitioners. A typhus epidemic in 1842 resulted in the first in-patient service, a small fever ward for the isolation of typhus sufferers, and from 1843 subscriptions were being raised to develop this into an infirmary. With the aid of donations from subscribers and from Lord Panmure the new Infirmary opened in 1845 to provide both out-patient and in-patient care. By 1913 this building was becoming overcrowded and in 1916 the Infirmary moved to a new building on Rosemount Road. This was extended further in 1961 with the addition of the Queen Mother maternity wing. In 1948 the hospital was absorbed into the Eastern Region Hospital Board under the terms of the National Health (Scotland) Act of 1947. In 2020 it is managed by NHS Tayside.

Archibald James Edward Stewart Douglas

Lord Archibald James Edward Stewart Douglas of Douglas (1748-1827) was the eldest son of Lady Jane Steuart and her husband Colonel Douglas (after 1759 Sir John Stewart, 3rd Baronet of Grandtully). He was educated at Rugby and at Westminster and in 1761 inherited the estate of Douglas from his uncle Archibald, first Duke of Douglas (1694-1761), whose sister was Lady Jane Stewart. He assumed the surname Douglas at that stage. His succession was disputed by the Duke of Hamilton, Lord Douglas Hamilton and Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, in what became known as the 'Douglas Cause'. The Court of Session decided against him in 1767 but the decision was reversed in 1769 and finally settled in 1779 by the House of Lords. Douglas became MP for Forfarshire, 1782-1790, and in 1790 was created a peer in the House of Lords with the title Lord Douglas of Douglas. He married first in 1771, Lady Lucy Graham (d 1780), and second, in 1783, Lady Frances Scott (d 1817). He died on 26 December 1827.

Arctic Leather Goods Company

The Arctic Leather Goods Company started trading c.1928 as 'Schoolbag and leather goods manufacturers' at 49 Yeaman Shore, Dundee. It was incorporated as a limited company in 1931. In 1950 the company was about to be wound up voluntarily when it was acquired by the Dundee Brattice Cloth and Waterproofing Co Ltd.

Arthur Dawson Foote

  • Person
  • 1931-

A. D. Foote was born in Toxteth and educated in Manchester from 1938 and at Balliol College, Oxford, from 1949 where he read Classics and English.

Foote suffered from schizophrenia from the age of 26. After he recovered from an illness he spent some years as Warden of the International Voluntary Service Centre in London. To get a quieter job he worked at the National Central Library in Malet Place till 1965.

In 1969 he moved to Dundee where his family stayed; he had to spend the first 5 years in hospital. There, he edited a quarterly magazine for the patients which ran up to 22 issues.

A. D. Foote has been writing poetry and short stories as a vocation, and from 1985 earning income as a translator. He speaks Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Cornish, Arabic, Ido and Interlingua.

Arthur Donald Walsh (1916-1977)

  • Person
  • 1916-1977
A. D. Walsh, or Donald Walsh as he was known, was born in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Educated at Cambridge he took a PhD in physical chemistry in 1941 and became an ICI fellow. In 1955, after six years as a lecturer and reader in physical chemistry at Leeds University, Walsh took over the chair of chemistry at Queen's College, Dundee. He was well respected for his work on molecular spectroscopy and combustion and his contribution to chemistry was recognised with his election to the Royal Society in 1964. During his time in Dundee he oversaw the expansion of the Chemistry Department and was made Dean of the Faculty of Science when the new University was created in 1967. As his international standing grew Walsh was frequently asked to lecture abroad. Forced to retire in 1976 through ill health, he died in 1977 at the age of sixty.
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