Item MS 415/2/1 - Bill Dow's Pupil and Student Days and Interruption in RAF. Things happening in Dundee in 40s and 50s.

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MS 415/2/1


Bill Dow's Pupil and Student Days and Interruption in RAF. Things happening in Dundee in 40s and 50s.


  • c.1990s-2000s (Creation)

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William M. Dow (Bill Dow) studied at St Andrews University, and was principal lecturer in Physics and Head of Science at Dundee College of Education (now part of Dundee University). He held a BSc Honours in Physics, an ME in applied maths and was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He served during World War Two as an RAF Radar Officer on airborne equipment. Bill Dow died in 2013.

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Self printed volume 'Was Disaster built into the First Tay Bridge' by W M Dow and CD-R containing powerpoint presentations by Bill Dow: Dundee Harbour, Dundee Tramcars, Grampian Electric Company, Juteopolis, Morgan Academy History, Pressure Pattern Navigation 2, The College in Gardyne Road, The International Geophysical Year, The Millenium 2000 (Word file) , Update Mcgrory (Word file re Morgan), and web link to the post-war operations page by Bill Dow. Word file and web link in Electronic Collections on the S Drive. Powerpoints and talks created by Bill Dow as presentations and talks and for interest


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 415/2/1

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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