Person: Kerr, John Guthrie
John Kerr was a lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the Church of Scotland Teacher-Training College.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- John Kerr was educated at Dumbarton Academy.
- Dr Kerr was a Snell Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford.
- Kerr was a lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the Church of Scotland Teacher-Training College (1877-90).
- In 1890 John Kerr was appointed Headmaster of Allan Glen's School.
- Under the headmastership of Dr John G Kerr, an outstanding character and teacher, this school was then at the height of its influence as a school where science teaching occupied an important part of the curriculum on both the theoretical and practical sides - a very unusual feature in schools of that period.
- Kerr died in 1932 in Inverbruie, Aberdeen.
Born 27 June 1853, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Died 12 March 1932, Inverbruie, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive