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Appleton, Charles Edward Cutts Birchall (1841–1879), lecturer on philosophy and journal editor, was born on 16 March 1841, at Reading, the second son of the Revd Robert Appleton (1801–1875) and his wife, Mary Ann Elizabeth Hoblyn (1801–1874), daughter of the Revd ...

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Bicarton, Thomas (fl. 1570–1590), author and teacher of rhetoric, was probably born in St Andrews, where his father, John Bicarton, a saddler, was an early adherent of the protestant congregation—but an unruly member. In 1559 John had become trustee for the property of the expelled Dominican community. Five years later, by refusing to present one of ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Buchanan, Robert (1786–1873), logician and playwright, was a cadet of the clan Buchanan. He was born on 16 February 1786 at Trean, Callander, the son of John Buchanan, a farmer. He graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1808, where he specially distinguished himself in the philosophy classes. He was for a period tutor in the family of ...

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Caird, Edward (1835–1908), philosopher and college head, was born on 23 March 1835 in Greenock. His father, John Caird (1787–1838), the partner and manager of a firm of engineers in Greenock and a deeply religious man, died while Edward was still an infant. His mother, ...

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Edward Caird (1835–1908) by Thomas Annan, pubd 1871 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Case, Thomas (1844–1925), philosopher and college head, was born in Liverpool on 14 July 1844, the second son of Robert Case, a stockbroker there and later in London, and his wife, Esther, daughter of Alexander MacMillan. From Rugby School, where he earned a reputation for his intellectual, cricketing, and footballing skills, he entered in 1863 ...

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Cleghorn, William (1718–1754), moral philosopher and university teacher, was probably born in Edinburgh, the son of Hugh Cleghorn (d. 1734), a brewer and burgess of Edinburgh, and his wife, Jean Hamilton. He entered Edinburgh University in 1731 and graduated MA in 1739. He was probably intended for the ministry, and must have also studied divinity. It appears that he was licensed to preach, but never held charge of a parish. In 1739 and 1740 he was tutor to ...

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Colbatch, John (1665–1748), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was the son of John Colbatch of Ludlow, Shropshire. He was educated at Westminster School, where he was made scholar in 1680, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a pensioner in 1683. He graduated BA (1687), MA (1690), BD (1701), and DD (1706). He became a fellow of his college in 1689 and was ordained priest in 1691. In 1693 he was appointed chaplain to the British factory at ...

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Dunbar, James (d. 1798), university teacher and writer on moral philosophy, of whose upbringing and parentage details are unknown, was educated at King's College, Aberdeen, from where he received the degree of LLD. In 1765 he began a thirty-year career as a lecturer in moral philosophy at ...

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A. R. M. Finlayson

revised by Emma Vincent Macleod

Finlayson, James (1758–1808), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 2 March 1758 at his family's farm at Nether Cambushenie, Dunblane, Perthshire, the eldest son of William Finlayson. He was educated first at a local school in Kinbuck, then at the grammar school in ...

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J. A. Stewart

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Fowler, Thomas (1832–1904), philosopher and college head, was born at Burton upon Stather, Lincolnshire, on 1 September 1832, the eldest son of William Henry Fowler (1807-1870), a grocer, accountant, and commission agent, and his wife, Mary Anne Welch. His early intellectual development owed much to his uncle by marriage ...

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Gerard, Alexander (1728–1795), Church of Scotland minister and philosopher, was born on 22 February 1728 at Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of Gilbert Gerard (d. 1738), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Marjory Mitchell (d. 1785), the daughter of ...

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Gordon, Thomas (1714–1797), philosopher and university teacher, was born on 14 August 1714 in Aberdeen, the son of George Gordon (1673?–1730), professor of oriental languages at King's College, Aberdeen, and Margaret Fraser (bap. 1685, d. 1753), daughter of George Fraser, the college's sub-principal. ...

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Hampshire, Sir Stuart Newton (1914–2004), philosopher and college head, was born on 1 October 1914 at Arden Court, Healing, Lincolnshire, the son of George Newton Hampshire, who ran a fish merchant's business in nearby Grimsby, and his wife, Marie, née West. He was educated at ...

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Sir Stuart Newton Hampshire (1914–2004) by Steve Pyke, 1990 © Steve Pyke; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jardine, George (1742–1827), logician and university administrator, was born at Wandal, in Lanarkshire, the son of William Jardine, a landholder in that county, and his wife, the daughter of the landowning Weir of Birkwood. He attended his local parish school at Lamington before entering ...

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(Emily Elizabeth) Constance Jones (1848–1922) by Sir John Lavery, 1916 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; the Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Jones, (Emily Elizabeth) Constance (1848–1922), philosopher and college head, was born on 19 February 1848 at Langstone Court, Llangarren, Herefordshire, the eldest of ten children of John Jones (b. 1813) MD JP, and his wife, Emily Edith, daughter of Thomas Oakley JP...

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Lucas, Anthony (1633–1693), Jesuit and experimental philosopher, was born on 18 October 1633 in co. Durham. From about 1650 he studied at the Jesuit school at St Omer in Flanders, and he entered the Society of Jesus in May 1662. The next year he joined the ...

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