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Professor Anthony John Harmar

Professor Anthony John Harmar

Professor Anthony John Harmar Wednesday 30 April 2014 Professor of pharmacology Born: November 28, 1951; Died: April 10, 2014 TONY Harmar, who has died aged 62, was emeritus professor of pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a personal chair in pharmacology in 2006 and […]

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Alastair Steven

Alastair Steven

Alastair Steven Born 6 January 1945, Belfast Died 20 May 2013, Edinburgh Alastair Steven, born in Belfast in 1945, was George and Sheila Steven’s oldest son in a family of five.  Alastair won a scholarship to Methodist College Belfast, where he excelled, before attending Queen’s University Belfast […]

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Time to pay tribute to a man who grasped what made teachers and their schools tick

We have all known educationalists who inspired and motivated us.  For me one of these was Fraser Henderson, Lothian Region’s  former Depute Director of Education.  Fraser Henderson died on the 1st of May.  Fraser Henderson was a light-touch manager.  In the 1990s I was managing a support […]

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Fraser Henderson

Education director and sport enthusiast Born: November 26, 1936: Died: May 1, 2012. Fraser Henderson,who has died aged 75, was a pioneering PE teacher and talented rugby player and office bearer who became a senior education authority official. Born in Galashiels but raised in Edinburgh, he attended […]

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The greatest heads I know are anything but uniform

It’s seldom that Edinburgh’s Warriston Crematorium can’t hold the congregation. The recent cremation of Ronnie Summers, retired Sighthill Primary headteacher, saw dozens of mourners pack the vestibule and another 60 shelter beneath brollies outside. The numbers themselves were a tribute to a loved, admired man. As well […]

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Obituary: Ron Beasley

On November 28 Ron Beasley died. Although he was 83, he was of undimmed intellect and wit. Having been a conscientious objector in the Second World War, with a lifelong commitment to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Ron trained in youth leadership and Christian education at Selly […]

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Wallace Wood, leading light in the switch to comprehensive system during the 1970s dies aged 80

Wallace Wood was, for 22 years, assistant headteacher at Craigroyston High in Edinburgh. Born in Hawick 80 years ago, Wallace was a rugby player who pulled on Kelso, South of Scotland and London Scottish jerseys. After graduating in maths and French from Edinburgh University, he served as […]

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