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Letter from Lance Whyte, London, to Patrick Geddes

Thanking Patrick Geddes for letter and review. Comments that 'a synthetic period is now at its start, the return, or reverse of an epoch of analysis lasting since 1700'. Accepts Geddes's proposition that 'the perspective is from the sociological to the physical', leading to the promise of 'a genuine synthesis of physics and biology'.

Whyte, Lancelot Law, 1896-1972, philosopher and theoretical physicist

Letter from Lance Whyte, London, to Patrick Geddes

Accepting invitation and asking to bring John Middleton Murray, Geoffrey Sainsbury, Sir Richard Rees and Max Plowman, who are keen to meet Patrick Geddes.

Whyte, Lancelot Law, 1896-1972, philosopher and theoretical physicist

University of Strathclyde Matriculation Committee minutes

  • GB 249 OS/6/6/1
  • Reeks
  • 1966 - 1983

Minutes of meetings of the Matriculation Committee concerning the general entrance requirements of the University of Strathclyde and individual matriculation cases.

University of Strathclyde | Matriculation Committee

Photographs and illustrations of people, buildings, machinery and equipment and events associated with University of Strathclyde and its antecedents

  • GB 249 OP
  • Collectie
  • 1792 to date

Black and white, sepia and colour photographic prints and negatives, including glass negatives; transparencies; postcards; sketches and artists' impressions.

Photographs of people are mainly individual and group photographs of staff and students. Images of machinery and equipment include slides used for teaching purposes, and an early photograph of an Argyll motor car on the ramp in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Photographs of University buildings include Anderson's University, the Mechanics' Institution, the Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College and Allan Glen's School, in addition to the later buildings of the Royal Technical College and the Scottish College of Commerce and the modern buildings of the University. The visit by HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the laying of the foundation stone of the Royal College Building in 1903 is also represented in the collection. There are also aerial photographs of the campus at various periods of development. Photograph albums preserve the memory of honorary graduations, VIP visits and other events.

Quality of Life Experiment records

  • GB 249 QLE
  • Collectie
  • 1973 - 1976

The Quality of Life Experiment was a government initiative to improve the quality of cultural life in the community. One area in Scotland, one area in Wales and two areas in England were chosen to participate in the experiment. These areas received funding to bring in culture of all sorts to help improve people's quality of life. The area chosen in Scotland was West Dunbartonshire. This collection relates solely to the activities in West Dunbartonshire.

The invitation to participate in the experiment was extended to Dumbarton District Council in November 1973 and the first meeting of the Dumbarton District Community Development Advisory Board took place in February 1974. Three neighbourhood development groups (Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh) were established and staff appointments were made during summer 1974. The project team, consisting of a project director and three area coordinators, were in post by 1 September 1974. The project headquarters, Overtoun House, was opened on 2 September 1974. The experiment ran until August 1976. 163 community projects were assisted during the life of the experiment. The areas funded were wide-ranging and included sport, music, drama, art, festivals, children's play facilities and playschemes, youth clubs, community television and radio, and outdoor centres. An evaluation of the experiment was conducted by John Cassidy under the guidance of Jack Brand, Director of Strathclyde Area Survey, University of Strathclyde.

The collection comprises:

  • Dumbarton District Community Development Advisory Board minutes, correspondence and papers
  • Dumbarton Neighbourhood Development Group minutes and papers
  • Vale of Leven Neighbourhood Development Group minutes and papers
  • Helensburgh Neighbourhood Development Group minutes and papers
  • Administrative records
  • Newsletters, press releases, news cuttings, publications
  • Community project applications
  • Community project reports
  • Evaluation reports

Dumbarton District Community Development Advisory Board

Material produced in connection with the Scottish Parliament election on 6th May 2021

National, regional and constituency election communications from the following parties:
Scottish Conservative Party
Scottish Labour Party
Scottish National Party
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Scottish Green Party
Freedom Alliance
Restore Scotland
Scotia Future
Scottish Family Party
Scottish Libertarian Party
Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)
All for Unity
Reform UK
Women's Equality
Social Democratic Party
Communist Party of Britain

Election communication for the following independent candidates: James Morrison (Dumbarton), Bonnie Prince Bob (Edinburgh Central), Peter Krykant (Falkirk East), John Burleigh (Greenock and Inverclyde), Andy Wightman (Highlands and Islands), Paddy S Hogg (Central Scotland), and Craig Ross (Glasgow).

Also communication from: The Electoral Commission, Unionist Club Scotland, Scotland in Union.

James Macfarlane papers

  • GB 249 OM/477
  • Collectie
  • 1923-1927
  • Royal Technical College laboratory sheets for Physics Course I;
  • Royal Technical College laboratory sheets for Magnetism and Electricity Course I;
  • University of Glasgow Bachelor of Science degree parchment, 1927;
  • Order of proceedings for University of Glasgow graduation ceremony, 1 July 1927;
  • Printed list of degrees conferred by the University of Glasgow on 1 July 1927

Macfarlane, James Ronald, b. 1904, chemist

Letter from [ ] Bilsland, Office of the District Commissioner for Civil Defence, Glasgow, to Alexina Weir

This letter was probably written when Alexina Weir left her post as an analytical chemist with Bilsland's Bakery to get married. The author apologises for not having managed to see Miss Weir before she left, and extends his or her best wishes and sincere thanks for all her efforts in the laboratory: 'We valued your work very much indeed, as it was always so thoroughly and conscientiously done, and I know how much the Managers in the Production Departments appreciated your work for them. In recent years the lab. has been increasingly useful in solving problems and maintaining regularity, and Mr. Harrow tells me that you have been most useful in this development.'

Scottish Universities Entrance Board certificate of fitness to enter upon a course qualifying for graduation in any Faculty in a Scottish University

Certificate number C 4749. In order to procure this certificate of fitness, Alexina Weir presented the following certificates of qualification to the Entrance Board: English (Higher grade); Mathematics (Higher grade); French (Higher grade); Science (Chemistry and Physics - Higher grade); Dynamics (Pass); Leaving Certificate, Scottish Education Department.

University of Glasgow degree parchment

Bearing that Alexina Hossack Weir has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours. The certificate also names the individual subjects in which she obtained passes. Impressed with the seal of the University.

Royal Technical College diploma

Bearing that Alexina Hossack Weir has been awarded the Diploma in Chemistry with Distinction and has been admitted as an Associate of the College. The seal of the College is attached. With original presentation tube.

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