Papers of Robert Young Potts, 1947 - , science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Mathematics lecture notebooks, 1963-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Young Potts was born in  1947  in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was brought up in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was educated at Glencairn, St John's Grammar and Hamilton Academy. His father George worked as a chief contracts and purchasing officer for the Scottish Electricity Board. Robert matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1964 aged 17. Robert took Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in his first year; Pure Science in his second year; and Chemistry, Chemical Physics, and Mathematics in his third year. He was one of two students who took a combined honours degree in Chemistry and Natural Physics in his final year, a course which had only first been offered the previous year. He graduated in  1968  with a BSc (hons) degree, aged 20. University records state that he went on to become an Industrial Manager.


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Gift : Robert Young Potts : May 2007 : ACCN 3063

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Dwyer, Work Experience Pupil, 6 June 2007. Converted to Encoded Archival Desription by Jennifer Reade, Archive Assistant, 24 July 2007. Edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 14 January 2013.

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