Lilias Mary Watson Barron was born in 1912 in Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, and attended the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from 1930-1934 taking classes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy and Botany. Lilias graduated BSc in 1934 and went on to marry to become Mrs Barron.
Her daughter, Lilias Hunter Barron, was born in Stirling in 1944 and was a student at Alva Academy and Alloa Academy. Lilias attended the University of Glasgow from 1962-1968, taking classes in Chemistry (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy (Ordinary) and Botany (Ordinary) in her first year; Double Chemistry, Physiology and Biochemistry in her second; Biochemistry (Higher) in her third; Genetics (Higher) and Bacteriology in her fourth, and Comibed Biology (Honours) in her fifth and final year. She was awarded a first class certificate in Chemistry (Ordinary) in 1963. She graduated with a second class BSc in Combined Biology in June 1968. This collection contains one of her Chemistry lecture books.