Dr Kathleen Rankin was born in Belfast, and educated at Queen's University, Belfast as a research chemist. Latterly she was involved in research in science education and became a lecturer in Biology and Chemistry. Dr Rankin's father was involved in the linen industry as head designer in Robert McBride & Co., Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. An exhibition of his work was held at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum 1997 - 1998. A booklet was published entitled, "H.R.Lilley Artist & Designer", ISBN No 1-8982 76-15B.
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