Peter Ritchie Calder

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Peter Ritchie Calder, Baron Ritchie-Calder of Balmashanner (1 July 1906, Forfar, Angus – 31 January 1982, Edinburgh) was a Scottish socialist author, journalist and academic. Calder first worked as a journalist in Dundee and Glasgow, where he became noted as a socialist and peace activist; as Science Editor of the News Chronicle, he wrote under the name of 'Ritchie Calder'. After the war Ritchie-Calder returned to his former activities as a writer and specialised in internationalism, the peace movement and in the public understanding of science. He worked also with the United Nations and was President of the National Peace Council and of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He also worked for the News Chronicle newspaper as Science Editor. wiki

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