Person: Frewin, Gilbert Leslie
Leslie Frewin graduated from the University of Edinburgh and taught at George Watson's College before moving to Inverness.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- He studied for twelve years at the school obtaining passes in the Scottish Higher Leaving Certificate examinations in Latin, French, English, Mathematics, Analytical Geometry, and Geometry of Conics.
- He passed the Preliminary Examination for Edinburgh University in October 1920 and matriculated to begin his studies in session 1920-21.
- At his first matriculation he gave his home address as 52 Duddingston Park, Portobello, and his religious denomination as Wesleyan Methodist.
- In his first session Frewin studied Second Ordinary Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Latin.
- After taking Honours courses in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy he gradeuated with an M.A. with First class Honours in his honours subjects in July 1923.
- It is worth noting that Frewin was in the same class at university as W V D Hodge.
- Frewin joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in December 1923, immediately following his graduation.
- At the meeting of the Society on Monday 10 December 1923 the paper The Numerical Evaluation of Double Integrals, by Mr A C Aitken and Mr G L Frewin was read.
- The paper was published as A C Aitken and G L Frewin, The Numerical Evaluation of Double Integrals, Proc.
- Frewin the went to New College, Oxford where he undertook further study and returned to Edinburgh in 1925 when appointed to George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
- After teaching for ten years at George Watson's College, Frewin moved to Inverness.
Born 6 September 1902, Glasgow, Scotland. Died 6 June 1998, Leicester, England.
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