SPALDING, Ruth. (Ruth O'Brien). Also writes as Marion Jay. British. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Biography, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Formerly, Joint General Manager and Director, The Rock Theatre Co. Ltd.; a National Adviser and Lecturer, National Union of Townswomen's Guilds; General Secretary, Association of Head Mistresses, 1960-74. Publications: (as Marion Jay, with A. Graham-Campbell) With This Sword (play), 1951; (as Marion Jay) The Word (Christmas mime), 1957; (as Marion Jay) Pleasure or Pain in Education (play), 1958; (as Marion Jay, with A. Graham-Campbell) Mistress Bottom's Dream (play), 1958; (as Marion Jay and Lucile Spalding, with A. Graham-Campbell and H. Anderson) Why Not Write a Documentary Play?, 1960; The Improbable Puritan: A Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605- 1675, 1975; (ed.) The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1990; Contemporaries of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1990. Several BBC radio documentaries and talks. Contributor to books. Address: 34 Reynards Rd, Welwyn, Herts. AL6 9TP, England.