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Michael Laird, campaigner and inspired teacher

Born in Glasgow in 1928, Michael Laird trained as an architect at Edinburgh College of Art. As a teacher there he inspired a generation of students, later serving the college as a governor. As a broadcaster, he compered bbc Television's weekly Compass programme in the 1950s, and as a campaigner for high standards in design, served on the Council of Industrial Design and contributed numerous articles to the specialist and general press. He was awarded the obe in 1983 for services to ...

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