Papers of Dr John Dore, trade unionist and academic

Scope and Content

Records relating to the Association of Scientific Workers, the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs and Manufacturing, Science, Finance.

Administrative / Biographical History

Union activist and former senior lecturer in Biology at Brunel University 1959-1986. Joined the Association of Scientific Workers as an undergraduate at Imperial College in 1950. Founder member of Brunel College (later University) branch c 1963 where he served periods as chairman and treasurer. Delegate to union annual conferences including the first Rules Conference of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs, following the amalgamation of the Association of Scientific Workers with the Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians in 1968. Member of the union's Standing Orders Committee, including a period as chairman, until 1995. Member of Executive for London Area Committee, chairman of No 8 Division c 1970-1983 and divisional Education Officer until 1986. In this year Dr Dore moved to Somerset and became chairman of the Quantock branch. Member of Manufacturing, Science and Finance Training National Advisory Committee 1994-1996.

Reference: Accession file.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The material was deposited in the Modern Records Centre by Dr John Dore in June 1986 and some more of his papers were included in a deposit made in 1988.

Related Material

Records of the Association of Scientific Workers