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University of Aberdeen

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Formed 1860 by the merger of King's College with Marischal College.

Location:
Aberdeen, Scotland

Founding Date:
1860

Motto:
Initium sapientiae timor domini

Enrollment:
13,500

Official Website:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Chree
Astronomer
5-May-1860 12-Aug-1928 Geomagnetic phenomena
Donald G. Cruickshank
Government
c. 1942   Director-General of Oftel, 1993-98
Alistair Darling
Politician
28-Nov-1953   Chancellor of the Exchequer
Iain Glen
Actor
24-Jun-1961   Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Alex Kapranos
Musician
20-Mar-1972   Franz Ferdinand frontman
George MacDonald
Author
10-Dec-1824 18-Sep-1905 At the Back of the North Wind
John Macleod
Scientist
6-Sep-1876 16-Mar-1935 Helped discover insulin
Thomas Reid
Philosopher
26-Apr-1710 7-Oct-1796 Epistemologist, Common Sense school
Bill Schuette
Politician
13-Oct-1953   Congressman from Michigan, 1985-91
Ali Smith
Author
24-Aug-1962   There But For The
William Thornton
Architect
20-May-1759 28-Mar-1828 First architect of the US Capitol

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alexander Bain
Philosopher
11-Jun-1818 18-Sep-1903 The Senses and the Intellect
Antony Flew
Philosopher
11-Feb-1923 8-Apr-2010 British Libertarian philosopher
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
John Macleod
Scientist
6-Sep-1876 16-Mar-1935 Helped discover insulin
Thomas Reid
Philosopher
26-Apr-1710 7-Oct-1796 Epistemologist, Common Sense school
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes
George Paget Thomson
Physicist
3-May-1892 10-Sep-1975 Diffraction of electrons
Edward Tylor
Anthropologist
2-Oct-1832 2-Jan-1917 Founder of cultural anthropology

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Henry Asquith
Head of State
12-Sep-1852 15-Feb-1928 UK Prime Minister, 1908-16
Alexander Bain
Philosopher
11-Jun-1818 18-Sep-1903 The Senses and the Intellect
Robert Cecil
Politician
14-Sep-1864 24-Nov-1958 Diplomat, Nobel Prize recipient
Stafford Cripps
Politician
24-Apr-1889 21-Apr-1952 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50
William Edward Forster
Politician
11-Jul-1818 5-Apr-1886 Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1880-82
Jo Grimond
Politician
29-Jul-1913 24-Oct-1993 Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1956-67


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