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Edinburgh Women's Centre

  • GB 1534 EWC
  • Corporate body
  • 1974 - 1984

Edinburgh Women's Centre was in operation from 1973 to 1984, providing information and services for women within the Lothian area.

Dick, Dorothy, 1905- ?

  • GB 1534 DD
  • Person
  • 1905- ?

Dorothy Dick was born in 1905 in either Bearsden or Milngavie to a fairly wealthy family. Her childhood was affected by World War I, and thus, she does not have many records from that time. At the age of 13, Dorothy began to attend the St Leonard's School for Girls in St Andrews. Despite her status, she never married and instead began working as a nurse in the 1930s. In 1938/39, Dorothy passed her driving test and was added to the roll of ambulance drivers for the St Andrew's Ambulance Association, Glasgow. Dorothy was a very companionable person and took many holidays with her friends and family. She kept many well-organized photo albums with pictures of her vacations, family, friends, and many dogs.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

  • GB 1534 CM1
  • Person
  • 1899 - ? (fl 1921-1947)

Catherine Charlotte Robinson Morrison was born on the 16th of December 1899. In 1918 she joined the Scarborough Union - a workhouse - where she worked as a Probationer Nurse until 1920, then as an Assistant Nurse until 1921. She then underwent training to become a Nurse at Stepping Hill Poor Law Hospital near Stockport, which she completed in 1925. During this period she took courses in Elementary Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical and Surgical nursing. She then undertook a further year of training at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in Bedford. Having qualified, she worked at the 5th(1st) General Scottish Hospital at Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire. It was from here that she was recruited by the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), and on the 25th June 1940 left on the HMS Aquitonia for Egypt. She then worked at the 15th Scottish General Hospital in Cairo for the majority of the war, before working in India. During this time she visit numerous places, including Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, capturing the places she visited in photographs. She later returned to Scotland, received her Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma from the Ophthalmic Nursing Board in 1952, and by the later 1960s was living in the village of Meigle.

Burford, Barbara (1944-2010)

  • GB 1534 BB1
  • Person
  • 09/12/1944-20/02/2010

Barbara Burford was born in Jamaica in 1944. She moved to London in 1955 with her family, where she attended school and went onto study Medicine at London University. Barbara enjoyed a varied career with the NHS, the civil service and later as a consultant to various public-sector organisations. Barbara pioneered learning and social change throughout her career, and promoted equality in all that she did.

Barbara’s career in the NHS began in 1964. Initially, she specialised in postgraduate teaching hospitals, before leading a team at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She ran the pulmonary vascular laboratory there for several years during the 1980s and her team was central to several breakthroughs in heart and lung transplant surgery for infants and children. Later in the 1990s, Barbara moved to Leeds to set up IT systems for the NHS executive, a key achievement of which being Positively Diverse – a programme of guidelines designed to help achieve equality in the NHS. From 1999 Barbara was the director of Equality and Diversity at the Department of Health, beginning many initiatives that are now well established. In 2005, shortly before her retirement, the University of Bradford appointed her Deputy Director of its Centre for Inclusion and Diversity. Barbara then set up a consultancy to carry on her mentoring and coaching work.

During her lifetime Barbara was also a writer, with a particular interest in science fiction and very engaged in feminist politics. She wrote plays, poetry, short stories and a novella. Her play Patterns was produced at the Drill Hall theatre in 1984; the same year that her poetry featured in A Dangerous Knowing – Four Black Women Poets. In 1986 she published The Threshing Floor, a novella and collection of short stories.

New Internationalist

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1973-present

New Internationalist is an independent, non-profit, publishing co-operative, based in Oxford, United Kingdom. It covers social and environmental issues through its magazine, books and digital platforms.

Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace

  • GB 1534
  • Corporate body
  • 1976-c.1980

Founded in 1976, Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace (SCRAM) aimed to oppose the construction of the Torness nuclear power station in Scotland, as well as nuclear power in general. They organised some of the largest anti-nuclear demonstrations in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. Their action was unable to prevent the building of the Torness power plant, however they were involved in other successful anti-nuclear activity, including the Mullwharcher Campaign.

Henry, Clare, 1947- , Journalist

  • GB 1534
  • Person
  • 1947-

Clare Henry was born in Warwickshire in 1947. She worked as an art critic for The herald for 20 years, moved to New York in 2000 and started writing for The Financial Times. Henry was a founding member of Glasgow Print Studio and editor-at-large of State of Art Magazine. She has curated a number of exhibitions and was the commissioner for Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 1990.

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