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University of Glasgow

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Glasgow, Scotland

Founding Date:
1451

Motto:
Via, Veritas, Vita

Enrollment:
20,000

Official Website:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Logie Baird
Inventor
13-Aug-1888 14-Jun-1946 Television
Hastings Banda
Head of State
1898 25-Nov-1997 First President of Malawi
David Beaton
Religion
c. 1494 29-May-1546 Cardinal, Archbishop of St. Andrews
James Blyth
Business
8-May-1940   Chairman of Diageo, 2000-08
James Boswell
Author
29-Oct-1740 19-May-1795 The Life of Samuel Johnson
Des Browne
Politician
22-Mar-1952   UK Minister of Defence
James Bryce
Historian
10-May-1838 22-Jan-1922 The Holy Roman Empire
John Buchan
Author
26-Aug-1875 11-Feb-1940 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Gerard Butler
Actor
13-Nov-1969   Dracula 2000
Vincent Cable
Politician
9-May-1943   British MP, Twickenham
Menzies Campbell
Politician
22-May-1941   Leader of the Liberal Democrats, 2006-07
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Head of State
7-Sep-1836 22-Apr-1908 UK Prime Minister, 1905-08
Lloyd Cole
Singer/Songwriter
31-Jan-1961   Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
George Douglas
Novelist
26-Jan-1869 28-Aug-1902 The House With the Green Shutters
Douglas J. Flint
Business
c. 1956   Group Finance Director, HSBC
Liam Fox
Politician
22-Sep-1961   UK Conservative Party Co-Chair
Sir James Frazer
Anthropologist
1-Jan-1854 7-May-1941 The Golden Bough
Hugh Grant
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Monsanto
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Botanist
30-Jun-1817 10-Dec-1911 Genera Plantarum
William Hunter
Doctor
23-May-1718 30-Mar-1783 English anatomist and obstetrician
Armando Iannucci
Screenwriter
28-Nov-1963   The Thick of It
Charles Kennedy
Politician
25-Nov-1959   Leader of Liberal Democrats, 1999-2006
David Livingstone
Explorer
19-Mar-1813 1-May-1873 Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
Charles Macintosh
Chemist
29-Dec-1766 25-Jul-1843 Invented the raincoat
James Mackay
Historian
21-Nov-1936 12-Aug-2007 Plagiarising historian
Alistair MacLean
Novelist
28-Apr-1922 2-Feb-1987 The Guns of Navarone
Duncan Macrae
Actor
20-Aug-1905 23-Mar-1967 The Little Kidnappers
Tom McKillop
Business
19-Mar-1943   Chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland
Francis J. Meehan
Diplomat
14-Feb-1924   US Ambassador to East Germany, 1985-88
Peter Mullan
Actor
2-Nov-1959   My Name Is Joe
John Boyd Orr
Scientist
23-Sep-1880 25-Jun-1971 Nutritionist, Nobel Prize recipient
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
Richard G. Sim
Business
c. 1944   APW Ltd.
Adam Smith
Economist
5-Jun-1723 17-Jul-1790 The Wealth of Nations
Tobias Smollett
Novelist
19-Mar-1721 17-Sep-1771 The Adventures of Roderick Random
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
James Wilson
Judge
14-Sep-1742 28-Aug-1798 US Supreme Court Justice, 1789-98

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Derek Barton
Chemist
8-Sep-1918 16-Mar-1998 Conformational analysis
James W. Black
Scientist
14-Jun-1924 22-Mar-2010 Propranolol and cimetidine
Vincent Cable
Politician
9-May-1943   British MP, Twickenham
Robert G. Edwards
Scientist
27-Sep-1925 10-Apr-2013 In vitro fertilization
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
John Scott Haldane
Doctor
3-May-1860 14-Mar-1936 Breathing regulated by CO2
William Jackson Hooker
Botanist
6-Jul-1785 12-Aug-1865 British Jungermanniae
Joseph Lister
Doctor
5-Apr-1827 10-Feb-1912 Pioneer of antiseptic surgery
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
Thomas Reid
Philosopher
26-Apr-1710 7-Oct-1796 Epistemologist, Common Sense school
Adam Smith
Economist
5-Jun-1723 17-Jul-1790 The Wealth of Nations
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Henry Asquith
Head of State
12-Sep-1852 15-Feb-1928 UK Prime Minister, 1908-16
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Rab Butler
Politician
9-Dec-1902 8-Mar-1982 UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
Ross Kemp
Actor
21-Jul-1964   Grant Mitchell on EastEnders
Compton MacKenzie
Novelist
17-Jan-1883 30-Nov-1972 Carnival
Andrew Melville
Religion
1-Aug-1545 1622 Scottish Reform Church
Richard Wilson
Actor
7-Jul-1936   Gaius on Merlin


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