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Monday, October 18, 2010

An Academic Dynasty

A chance investigation into the relationship between two of our early Professors of Mathematics, David Gregory [shown] (1659-1708) and James Gregory (1638-1675), has revealed a complex web of family relationships within Scottish academia over at least two centuries.

Other individuals include William Pultney Allision (1790-1859), Professor of the Practice of Physic, University of Edinburgh and Thomas Reid (1710-1796), Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Glasgow. The line of enquiry continues ....

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