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P0806 · Person · 1954-present

In 1973 Mick Antoniw came to Wales to study law at the Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He trained at Thompsons Solicitors, Cardiff, from 1980 and eventually became a partner. He is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician, who has represented the constituency of Pontypridd since the National Assembly for Wales election of 2011.

P0100 · Person

Following posts with Manchester Public Libraries and the Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Lawrence Ardern was librarian at the Scottish College of Commerce, 1962-1964, and deputy librarian at the University of Strathclyde, 1964-1972. He was an expert in the field of micrographics. Following his retirement, he opened a bookshop in Kirkcudbright.

P1636 · Person · b. 1900

John Armour was born on 29 July 1900 in Glasgow, to Andrew James Raeburn Armour and Annie Stevenson Armour, neé Inglis. His father was a lithographic artist, and the family, including John's two younger sisters, Janet and Jean, and younger brother, James, lived in the Partick area of the city.

In 1912, John was admitted to Allan Glen's School, where, in session 1917-1918, he came top of Form 6 to be named Dux of the School. Both he and his younger sister, Janet Foote Armour, then went on to study chemistry at the Royal Technical College of Glasgow (RTC). John qualified for the RTC's Associateship in Chemistry in 1923, gaining the degree of BSc in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow in the same year (at that time, the RTC was affiliated to the University of Glasgow and students aiming for a pure science or engineering degree could take classes at both institutions). Whilst studying, he also served as a District Cubmaster in the Boy Scouts Association, gaining his Akela Badge in 1923.

John Armour subsequently worked in industry, as a chemist in the Print Works at Graham's Trading Company, Braço de Prata, near Lisbon, Portugal. He then moved to England, where he was employed in the Research Department of the Calico Printers' Association in Manchester. He latterly lived in Bury, Lancashire, with his wife and son. He reportedly had a wicked, dry sense of intellectual humour; an interest in the use of forensic methods to solve crimes, and a love of dahlias, to which he devoted his garden.

P1245 · Person · b. 1960

Dr Linda Armstrong is a retired speech and language therapist whose varied career included clinical work as well as research and teaching. She was a member of RCSLT for more than 30 years. She has a long standing collaboration with Jois Stansfield on the history of speech therapy.

C0054 · Corporate body · 1920 to date

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland was formed in 1920 to represent the directors appointed by the new ad hoc education authorities. Throughout its history, ADES has played an important role in advising upon and implementing the educational policies of successive governments and local education authorities. It seeks to promote awareness of and make national representation on educational issues and to promote the professional interests of its members. The Association conducts its business through an executive and standing committees, and through organising conferences and debates.