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University of St. Andrews

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Oldest university in Scotland.

Location:
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Founding Date:
1413

Motto:
Universitas Sancti Andreae

Enrollment:
6800

Official Website:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Arbuthnot
Doctor
1667 27-Feb-1735 Scriblerus Club
David Beaton
Religion
c. 1494 29-May-1546 Cardinal, Archbishop of St. Andrews
Andrew Bell
Educator
27-Mar-1753 27-Jan-1832 Madras system of education
James W. Black
Scientist
14-Jun-1924 22-Mar-2010 Propranolol and cimetidine
Stuart Butler
Activist
c. 1946   Heritage Foundation
Thomas Chalmers
Religion
17-Mar-1780 30-May-1847 Free Church of Scotland
Christopher C. Davis
Business
c. 1965   Davis Selected Advisers
William Dunbar
Poet
c. 1460 c. 1520 The Thrissil and the Rois
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Robert B. Horton
Business
18-Aug-1939   CEO of BP, 1989-92
Sir James Ivory
Mathematician
17-Feb-1765 21-Sep-1842 Ivory's Theorem
Andrew Lang
Author
31-Mar-1844 20-Jul-1912 Scottish man of letters, historian, author
John P. Lewis
Economist
18-Mar-1921 19-May-2010 Council of Economic Advisers, 1963-64
David Lyndsay
Poet
c. 1490 c. 1555 Scottish Enlightenment poet
John MacGregor
Politician
14-Feb-1937   Leader, House of Commons, 1990-92
Ian McDiarmid
Actor
11-Aug-1944   Emperor Palpatine
Andrew Melville
Religion
1-Aug-1545 1622 Scottish Reform Church
Kate Middleton
Relative
9-Jan-1982   Wife of Prince William
Jay Parini
Author
2-Apr-1948   The Last Station
John Playfair
Mathematician
10-Mar-1748 20-Jul-1819 Huttonian Theory of the Earth
Alastair Reynolds
Novelist
1966   Revelation Space
Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist
13-Apr-1892 5-Dec-1973 Radar
Fay Weldon
Novelist
22-Sep-1931   Life and Loves of a She-Devil
Prince William
Royalty
21-Jun-1982   Charles and Diana's first-born son
James Wilson
Judge
14-Sep-1742 28-Aug-1798 US Supreme Court Justice, 1789-98

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Bartlett
Historian
27-Nov-1950   The Making of Europe
Thomas Chalmers
Religion
17-Mar-1780 30-May-1847 Free Church of Scotland
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
Patrick Hamilton
Religion
1504 29-Feb-1528 Scottish Lutheran martyr
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
Alan G. MacDiarmid
Chemist
14-Apr-1927 7-Feb-2007 Metallic polymers
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
D'Arcy Thompson
Biologist
2-May-1860 21-Jun-1948 On Growth and Form

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Menzies Campbell
Politician
22-May-1941   Leader of the Liberal Democrats, 2006-07
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
Douglas Haig
Military
19-Jun-1861 29-Jan-1928 British Field Marshall in WWI
Richard Burdon Haldane
Government
30-Jul-1856 19-Aug-1928 Lord Chancellor, 1912-15 and 1924
David Maxwell Fyfe
Politician
29-May-1900 27-Jan-1967 UK Home Secretary, 1951-54
Andrew Melville
Religion
1-Aug-1545 1622 Scottish Reform Church
D'Arcy Thompson
Biologist
2-May-1860 21-Jun-1948 On Growth and Form


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