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WELLAND, Colin (born 1934), actor, playwright

WELLS, Doreen Patricia - dancer and actress; Ballerina of the Royal Ballet, 1955–74; Founder, Doreen Wells Summer Ballet School, East Bridgford Hill, since 2013

WENDT, Robin Glover (born 1941), DL; community activist; Vice-Chairman, Action for Children (formerly NCH), 2000–08

WEST, Samuel Alexander Joseph (born 1966), actor and director; Artistic Director, Sheffield Theatres, 2005–07; Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company

WEST, Timothy Lancaster (born 1934), actor and director

WESTCOTT, Nicholas James (born 1956), HM Diplomatic Service; Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa, European External Action Service (on secondment), since 2015 (Managing Director for Africa, 2011–15)

NEESON, William John (born 1952), actor

NEILL, Alistair (born 1932), General Manager, Scottish Widows’ Fund & Life Assurance Society, 1988–92; President, Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland, 1990–92

NELSON, St Elmo Dudley (1919 - 2001), Permanent Secretary, Military Governor’s Office, Kano, 1968–76; Acting Secretary to Military Government, and Head of Kano State Civil Service, 1970, 1973 and 1975

NEVILLE, John (1925 - 2011), actor, stage and film; Hon. Professor in Drama, Nottingham University, since 1967; Artistic Director, Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, 1985–89

NEWMAN, Nanette (born 1934), actress and writer

NEWMAN, Paul (1925 - 2008), American actor and director

TODD, Richard (1919 - 2009), actor

TOMPKINS, David (Lance) (born 1929), Judge of the High Court of New Zealand, 1983–97, Acting Judge, 1998–2003; Judge, Court of Appeal of Kiribati, since 2001, of Vanuatu, since 2002, and of Tuvalu, since 2009

TOPPING, Frank (born 1937), actor, author, broadcaster and Methodist minister; Warden, John Wesley’s Chapel (The New Room), Bristol, 2000–07

TOYE, Wendy (1917 - 2010), theatrical and film director; choreographer, actress, dancer

PETHERBRIDGE, Edward (born 1936), actor and director

PHILLIPS, Leslie Samuel (born 1924), actor, director, producer

PHILLIPS, Robin (1940 - 2015), actor and director

PHILLIPS, Siân - actress


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(pronounced act-star).

Adaptive Control of Thought, an advanced version of a network model of information processing first put forward in 1976 by the Canadian-born US psychologist John R(obert) Anderson (born 1947). It includes two distinct long-term memory stores: (a) a declarative memory, modelled by a semantic network of interconnected concepts represented by nodes (2), containing declarative knowledge, the active part of the declarative memory system constituting working memory; and (b) a procedural memory, modelled by a production system, containing the system's procedural knowledge. See also fan effect.

Subjects: Psychology.

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