Person: Guthrie, William Gilmour
William Guthrie graduated from Cambridge and gained an appointment at the University of St Andrews. He moved to become a professor at Magee College in Londonderry and eventually became Principal of the College.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- William attended Broughton Secondary School, Edinburgh, completing his school education in 1922 when he was dux of the school.
- After graduating from Cambridge, Guthrie was appointed as an Assistant in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews.
- However the committee proposed that the second university be established at Coleraine rather than Londonderry and Guthrie resigned from Magee College on 30 September 1968, the day before the new University of Ulster opened at Coleraine.
- Guthrie was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the Irish Astronomical Society, and of the Edinburgh Astronomical Society.
Born 2 September 1905, Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland. Died 15 September 1978, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive