Collection UR-SF 78 - Dr Charlie Dixon collection

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UR-SF 78


Dr Charlie Dixon collection


  • 1952-2009 (Creation)

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6 boxes

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Biographical history

Dr Charlie Dixon was a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at the University of Dundee and had worked there for over 47 years on his retiral in 2000, making him one of the University's longest serving members of staff. Charlie was a dedicated and enthusiatic teacher and the students' perennial favourite. He was an avid supporter of extending access to University to those who might not have considered further studies. Dixon was the founding member of the University's Schools Liaison Office and the first Dean of Students for the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Educated at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Charlie went on to study mathematics at the University of St Andrews. His first post was a research assistant at Queen's College, Dundee before moving to London in 1960 to work in the meteorology department at Imperial College, London. Charlie returned to Dundee two years later as lecturer, then senior lecturer in the Mathematics Department at the University. Dr Dixon also taught at the University of Western Australia and for a short spell, at the University of New Mexico.

Charlie was married to Margaret who had worked Dundee College of Commerce and Maryfield Hospital. Charlie was an accomplished bagpipe player and also enjoyed gardening in his spare time. Charlie died in 2009 aged 74 years old.

Archival history

The collection had been in the possession of Charlie Dixon. Following his death, his friend Colin McLeod cleared the papers from Charlie's house.

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Scope and content

Lecture notes, teaching aids, correspondence, personal papers, invitations and membership cards related Charlie Dixon's time at the University of Dundee; papers and correspondence relating to international teaching posts; photographs and papers relating to Margaret Dixon's employment at Maryfield Hospital and Dundee College of Commerce; photographs and emphermera relating to Charlie Dixon.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

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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UR-SF 78

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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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