John Burdin National Counselling and Guidance Archive

Scope and Content

Records relating to Scottish developments in guidence, counselling and pastoral care

Administrative / Biographical History

John W. Burdin was born in Doncaster, studied at Kings College London from 1953-1956, and graduated with an Honours degree in Zoology, also receiving the Jelf Medal for the Science faculty, having distinguished himself during his undergraduate career. He continued his studies at Leeds University 1956-1957, receiving a Diploma in Education. He taught biology at Temple Moor Grammar School, Leeds from 1957-1962 before moving to Glasgow to lecture at Jordanhill College of Education in 1963 and 1964. In 1965, Burdin became HM Inspector for Schools (Scotland) and stayed in this post for 30 years, retiring in December 1994.

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Custodial History

Majority of the records kept by John W. Burdin then deposited to the National Library of Scotland, who transferred the collection to University of Dundee Archives. MS 367/10-11 deposited directly with the University Archive