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Personal Correspondence of David E. Stimpson

David E. Stimpson became the Principal of Dundee College of Education in 1959, at the age of 44. Prior to this he was appointed assistant to the principal in 1951, and served as acting Principal following the death of Mr David Howat. Prior to arriving at Dundee, Mr Stimpson taught in Glaswegian primary and secondary schools and during the Second World War served on the staff of the British Army in Washington. He retired as principal of the College of Education in October 1979.

David Stimpson: Miscellaneous correspondence

Includes details of the nomination of Stimpson for an honorary degree; Superannuation correspondence; address to pupils at Harris Academy (30/6/1972); various editions of "From the Principal's Desk", a column written by Stimpson for the Student Representative Council magazine (1969-c 1975); a history of DCE, presumably written by Stimpson.

Personal correspondence of Dr William A Illsley

Born in 1921, W A Illsley served in the Grenadier Guards and the Indian Army. After graduating Durham University and receiving his doctorate from St Andrews University, Illsley joined Dundee College of Education in 1960, becoming its Vice Principal in 19?. Upon the retirement of David Stimpson, Illsley became principal in 1979, continuing in this position until 1989.

Commonwealth Entrants.

File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. The file contains correspondence relating to the return passage of students to Nigeria and the grades of students in special subjects. The file contains correspondence between individual students and their tutors relating to subject choice recommendations. The file also contains a list of Nigerian Teacher Qualifications and a list of Student Offices of Overseas Governments in London.

Conferences, Courses and Meetings

File contains miscellaneous papers relating to conferences, courses and meetings related to the Overseas Education Programme. The file contains correspondence between the Overseas Education department and the Commonwealth Bursary Unit. The file also contains papers and notes from the Seventh Annual Conference of Tutors to Commonwealth and Overseas Teachers in Manchester.

Book Lists

File contains lists and correspondence relating to the book lists for courses for overseas students. The correspondence includes letters between Dundee College of Education and the British Education Council among others. The file contains finalised copies of the reading lists for each course during the years concerned.

English School Visit

File contains correspondence with English Colleges relating to visits from overseas students at Dundee College of Education. The correspondence includes rough plans and timetables for the visits including correspondence with the respective schools, including schools in Newcastle and Durham.

Commonwealth November Open Days

File contains papers relating to the organisation and facilitation of open days at Dundee College of Education including correspondence relating to potential dates and guest lists etc.

Overseas Private Session

File contains a list of Commonwealth Bursars for the year 1969-70. The file also contains correspondence between Illsley, a senior lecturer in Overseas Studies and the prospective students relating to the course contents and dates. The file also contains letters from students expressing an interest in the scheme.

Commonwealth "See More Britain" schedule

File contains a copy of the Home Office's Commonwealth Immigrant Act 1962- Arrangements for Students. The correspondence included contains letters from Principal Stimpson of the Dundee College of Education, the Ministry of Education and the representatives from other Colleges and Universities. The file contains a list of students taking part in the programme and has information regarding their sex, age, religion, knowledge of English and the details of their course and its length. The correspondence and documents are concerned with the See More Britain Plan which would allow Commonwealth Bursars, for a fixed period of time during a vacation or vacations, to visit different parts of Britain for an added cost of their fares only, accommodation would be provided for them free of charge. Also included is a booklet entitled "Why not Teach for a Time Overseas?

Commonwealth, September 1962 Teaching Arrangements.

File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1962. File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. The file includes letters relating to the experiences of individual teachers from Nigeria in Britain. Topics covered within the letters include private accommodation for the teachers and finding school placements for the teachers. The file also contains a handwritten list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all of the Nigerian teachers

Commonwealth Teaching Arrangements.

File contains letters and documents from the principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1963. The file includes letters relating to the experiences of individual teachers from Nigeria in Britain and notes on the course for Nigerian teacher trainers. The file also contains correspondence from the Council of the County of Aberdeen which relate to Aberdeen based Colleges giving work experience to some of the Nigerian Teachers.

Commonwealth visits by students to English schools.

File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1964-1965. The file contains correspondence between the College and former students alongside letters of thanks from the students. The file also contains a copy of the timetable for a study visit to North Eastern England and correspondence with the YWCA relating to accommodation for the students. Included with the timetable are plans and correspondence relating to the planning of trips to English cities. Also included in the file is a report from the Third Annual Conference on Education in Nigeria.

Commonwealth Conference and Courses- Attendance by Staff.

File contains letters and documents from the Principal of Dundee College of Education and the Ministry of Education in London. File contains documents relating to different aspects of the teaching arrangements for 1961-1965. The file contains a report by M. J. Rolls of the University of Reading about his visit to the Caribbean in 1963. The report relates to time spent in British Honduras, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Bermuda. Also included in the file is a report written by Mrs. D. I. Baggott of the University of London relating to a visit to East Africa undertaken in 1961.
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