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Jean Armour Drive

Dedicated to: 
Location:
Jean Armour Drive
Kilmarnock , KA1 2SD

May Donoghue

Other names: 
Her maiden name was McAllister
Dates: 
4 July 1898 โ€“ 19 March 1958

May McAllister was born in Cambuslang the sixth of the eleven surviving children of James McAllister, steel worker and his wife Mary Jane Hannah.

In the 1911 census her mother was the head of the household, her father was presumably working away from home. The family of ten were living in three rooms at 41 Park Street, Cambuslang.

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Statue of May Donoghue

Dedicated to: 
Designed by: 
Mandy McIntosh, sculptor
Date: 
2018
Material: 
Bronze
Location:
Wellmeadow Street
Paisley, PA1 2EF
Images: 
Statue of May Donoghue
Statue of May Donoghue
Statue of May Donoghue
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The statue is based on the sole surviving photograph of May Donoghue, holding her twin granddaughters at their christening in 1952.

Xia Peisu Training Room

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Location:
Xia Peisu Room
James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh , EH9 3FD

Xia Peisu

Title: 
Professor
Dates: 
28 July 1923 โ€“ 27 August 2014

Xia Peisu gained her PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 1950. She returned to her native China where her research and her creation of research groups helped found the Chinese computing industry.

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Irene J. Young Room

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Location:
Irene J. Young Room
Argyle House , 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh , EH3 9DR

Irene Jessie Young

Other names: 
Her married surnames were Cairns and Brown
Dates: 
16 February 1919 โ€“ 7 June 2017

Irene Young was born in Edinburgh, the daughter of Samuel Young, bank clerk and Emily M. Gordon.

She graduated from Edinburgh University in 1942, and was recruited to work at Bletchley Park.

She was widowed after only six months of marriage when her first husband was killed whilst on a secret mission behind enemy lines in France in 1944.
After the war she moved to South Africa, where she married her second husband. The couple returned to Scotland, where Irene worked in a University of Edinburgh library.

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Birth certificate
1919 685/6 136

The Richardson Research Library

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
University of St Andrews
Date: 
2016
Location:
Louise Richardson Library
Martyrs Kirk , University of St Andrews
North Street, KY16 9AA

Louise Mary Richardson

Title: 
Professor
Dates: 
8 June 1958
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Maureen Cope Community Hall

Dedicated to: 
Date: 
2011
Location:
201 Ardencraig Road
Glasgow, G45 0JJ