Dundee University Operatic Society
- 1975-2002 (Creation)
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2 envelopes and 2 lever arch files.
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Student society which produces a full-scale musical every year, as well as staging a number of concerts and smaller shows.
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Peter Spencer joined the University of Dundee in 1963 teaching physics in the Carnegie Laboratory. He took honorary retirement in 2003. During his time at Dundee he was a schools liaison officer and organised many visits for school pupils from Tayside and Fife and visits to schools 'all of which seemed very successful'. He also gave Christmas lectures and later on ran courses for adults on orchestral music and opera. He was elected Opsoc Hon Pres twice and during his time Opsoc performed 'wonderful' productions in the Whitehall theatre with G and S and operettas. In 2009 he was running the campaign to have the Kings Theatre in the Cowgate reopened (see correspondence file).
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Students' Asscociation society: includes correspondence, minutes of general annual meeting and committee meetings. Programme booklets for productions, 'The Boyfriend', 'The Gondoliers', 'Mikado', 'Kiss me Kate', 'Iolanthe', 'Orpheus in the Underworld', 'Godspell', 'Guys and Dolls', 'Oklahoma', 'The Merry Widow'.
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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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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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