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Martin, John N T, b 1940 (University of Edinburgh alumnus)



John Martin was born in Oxford in 1940, although he grew up in Northern Ireland and went to school in Belfast. From 1959 to 1965 he studied at the University of Edinburgh, first as a vet, and then as a psychologist, all while staying active in student theatre. After a psychology PhD at Birkbeck, he moved to the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, and then spent 30 years in the Open University Systems Group, retiring in 2005. He started working on the history of student theatre in Edinburgh in 2012-13, and found it necessary to support this with subsidiary studies of student numbers and of the development of student societies.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archive of productions of Varsity Vanities and various dramatic groups

Identifier: Coll-1581
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of: an archive of productions of 'Varsity Vanities', 1946-48, and various dramatic groups including Edinburgh University Dramatic Society, SRC Charities Week Office, Attic Theatre Co., Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, and others.

The material is placed in two photograph albums and a "document store", which contain photographs, programmes, cuttings, posters and correspondence.

Dates: 1946-1951

Research archive of John Martin concerning the History of Student Theatre at the University of Edinburgh

Identifier: Coll-1942
Scope and Contents The fonds consists of the research archive of John Martin relating to his on-going project on student theatre, which aims to compile a history of student theatre in Edinburgh from 1850 to 1970. In order to understand the wider student context in which theatre groups had arisen, John Martin started to work on two "spin-off" projects to support his research: one on student numbers at the University of Edinburgh between 1836 and 1966, and a second one on student societies in Edinburgh...
Dates: 2017-2021

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Amateur Theatre 1
Societies and Clubs 1
Theatre 1
University of Edinburgh -- statistics 1