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Ryan's daughter

They don't do put-downs like they used to. Edinburgh yooni's education dean, Pamela Munn (nee Ryan), was underlining to final-year students at Moray House the importance of schools turning out "confident individuals", in line with the famous mantra from A Curriculum for Excellence.

Recalling her own reticence at university, Munn revealed her tutor's withering query: "Miss Ryan, are you going to keep quiet all the time and let people think you are a fool, or will you speak up and put the matter beyond doubt?"

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