Person: Tweedie, David
David Tweedie graduated from Edinburgh University and taught at George Watson's College in Edinburgh. He spent more than 30 years teaching in various institutions in Egypt.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- David Tweedie attended Swinton Parish School from 1869 to 1879, then George Watson's School in Edinburgh for the two years 1879-1881.
- Tweedie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1886 with an M.A. with First Class Honours in Mathematics.
- In March 1892 Tweedie joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
- Tweedie moved to the Government College in Cairo, then in 1904 to the Ministry of Public Instruction in Cairo.
- After being appointed as Lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal School of Engineering, Cairo in 1915, Tweedie worked there until 1923.
- The Royal School of Engineering moved to this location in 1905 and this is where Tweedie taught.
- However, in 1916 during the time Tweedie lectured there, the school started to offer specialized studies in the final two years in five departments: Irrigation, Architecture, Municipal, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
- In 1932 Tweedie moved to Llanwern, Newport, Monmouthshire.
Born 20 April 1865, Swinton School House, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland. Died 22 March 1934, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive