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Wilson, Forsyth James, 1880-1944, chemist

  • P000009
  • Person
  • 1880-1944

Wilson was professor of inorganic chemistry from 1919 to 1920, professor of organic chemistry, 1920 to 1934 and professor of chemistry from 1934 to 1944 at the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow.

Wilson, William, b. 1913, teacher

  • P0429
  • Person
  • b. 1913

William Wilson was born on 1 May 1913. He studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating with a second-class Honours degree in French and German in 1937. He then enrolled for teacher training at the Glasgow Provincial Training College (forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde), attending from 1 October 1937 to 16 December 1938. The College student register shows that he was then lodging care of Blunt at 116 Caledonian Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire. Wilson successfully completed the concurrent Chapter III and Chapter V course, which led to two qualifications: the Teacher's General Certificate, entitling him to teach primary school subjects, and the Teacher's Special Certificate, entitling him to teach the subjects of French and German in secondary schools.

Wood, Charles Geoffrey, 1920-2007, Librarian, University of Strathclyde

  • P0162
  • Person
  • 1920-2007

Charles Geoffrey Wood was appointed Librarian at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow in 1953 and subsequently became the first Librarian of the University of Strathclyde upon the granting of its Rroyal charter in 1964, a post he held until his retirement in 1982. During his time as Librarian the Library underwent major expansion and introduced some of the first applications of new technology in library operations such as telex and an early computerised circulation system. During this period he gained his fellowship of the Library Association and was awarded the honorary degrees of M.A. and M.Litt by the University of Strathclyde and also received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal. After his retirement he was granted the title of Emeritus Librarian. Wood was also a founding member of the '96 Group which was set up to promote interest in the history of the University prior to its bi-centenary in 1996.

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