Person: Brash, William
William Brash graduated from Edinburgh University and went on to teaching posts at Stirling, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- William was living at Dickson's Building, West Calder in 1891 and by 1901 had moved to 12 Society Place, West Calder.
- To prepare for his university studies, Brash then went to George Watson's Boys' College, Edinburgh, when he spent two years.
- In July 1905 Brash won the Medal for Mathematics from George Watson's and in October of the same year he first matriculated at the University of Edinburgh.
- Not only did Brash win bursaries at George Watson's, but he also won a Edinburgh University bursary.
- At University, Brash studied Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Latin in session 1905-06.
- The mathematics course was taught by Charles Tweedie and Brash obtained a First Class pass.
- Brash returned to West Calder after studying in Edinburgh, then in 1915 he moved to Stirling when he was appointed to Stirling High School.
- As many Edinburgh mathematics graduates did, Brash joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society after graduating.
- In Brash's case he joined in December 1912 although while his application for membership was being processed he had read a paper to the Society entitled Two general results in the differential calculus at the meeting on Friday 14 June 1912.
Born 7 April 1888, West Calder, Scotland. Died 25 February 1962, Dunfermline, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive