Person: Brown (2), Walter
Walter Brown graduated from Glasgow University and worked at Hong Kong University. He was interned by the Japanese in World War II and on his release he returned to posts in Scotland.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Walter attended Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, completing his studies there in 1903, the year he first matriculated at Glasgow University.
- Brown then spent three years, 1911-1914, as an Assistant Master at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, the school where he had been educated.
- Brown was taken prisoner by the Japanese and held in Stanley Camp.
- After the war ended Hong Kong University reopened but at this stage Brown retired and returned to Scotland where he worked first as a Lecturer in Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, during 1946-47, and then a lecturer in Mathematics at Glasgow University in 1947-48.
- Brown joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in March 1911.
- Walter Brown was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 5 March 1923, his proposers being Andrew Gray, George A Gibson, John Walter Gregory, James Gordon Gray, Dugald Black McQuistan.
Born 29 April 1886, Glasgow, Scotland. Died 14 April 1957, Marandellas, near Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe).
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive