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Educating William: Belfast, Glasgow, and Cambridge

Alex D. D. Craik

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the early education of William Thomson. It covers the influence of his father James Thomson in his education, his experiences at Glasgow College, at Cambridge University, and ... More


William Thomson: An Introductory Biography

Mark McCartney

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents a biography of William Thomson. Topics covered include his early years in Glasgow College, his experiences at Cambridge University, his election as the Chair of Natural ... More


Fifty‐Eight Years of Friendship: Kelvin and Stokes

Alastair Wood

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the friendship between Sir G. G. Stokes and Kelvin. Kelvin was Stokes's principal correspondent over a period of fifty-six years. The correspondence between the two provide ... More


Introduction

Christopher Stray

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of writings about Gilbert Murray. It then describes Murray's life, which can be divided into five main stages: his early life in Australia, ... More


Gilbert Murray's Greek Editions

Christopher Collard

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the different aspects of Murray's engagement with Greek texts. It examines Murray's textual editing, an area of his work which is conventionally dismissed, and even ignored. ... More


Philip James Jones 1921–2006

Trevor Dean

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Philip James Jones (1921–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was one of the most distinguished, complex, and challenging of medieval historians. His works on the Italian city-states of the ... More


The Damnable Covenant 1

David George Mullan

in Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269977
eISBN:
9780191600715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269978.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The National Covenant (28 February 1638) once again bound the country to God to withstand all innovations in church and state, and under the wave of Presbyterian nationalism, which followed those who ... More


Edwin Morgan: Dredging the Whale-Roads

CHRIS JONES

in Strange Likeness: The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278329
eISBN:
9780191707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278329.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter investigates Edwin Morgan's experience of Old English at Glasgow University. It argues that his translation of Beowulf negotiates two opposing theoretical positions, respecting the ... More


The moneylender unmasked

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines parliamentary investigations of moneylending, explaining the often unintended consequences of legislation and offering insights for contemporary anti-debt debates. The ... More


Roots of the Profession

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter focuses on the important developments of the accounting profession in England. It started with the origin of accounting, which can be seen in the works of the Greeks and Romans, and the ... More


Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Following the events of 11th September 2001 in the USA, and more especially, the bombings on the London underground on 7th July 2005 and the incident at Glasgow Airport on 30th June 2007, an ... More


Improving population health through area-based social interventions: generating evidence in a complex world

Steven Cummins

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Targeted interventions to improve population health have long been a feature of public health practice in high-income nations. Area-based interventions focused on improving the health of deprived ... More


The Elzevirs of Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the factors that led to the success and later downfall of the printing house of Robert and Andrew Foulis. It also examines the recognition of the Elzevir. The chapter claims ... More


Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations During the Second World War

Alison Chand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474409360
eISBN:
9781474427111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409360.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Masculinities on Clydeside explores the experiences of civilian men on Clydeside during the Second World War. The book principally uses oral history interviews as source materials and understands ... More


The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Matthew Stratton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255450
eISBN:
9780823261086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw “irony” emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices. Against ... More


Glasgow and the Urban Challenge

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The Church of Scotland in Glasgow remained virtually silent about social suffering and it divisiveness and the breakdown of traditional relationships within the social order. One of the results of ... More


Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Donald M. MacRaild

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of Catholic and Protestant Irish in a neglected centre of historic Irish settlement where communal violence and Irish-related antipathy bore the hallmarks of the Liverpool and Glasgow ... More


The Local Dimension

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on local studies that shed light on the British side of the American war. The areas chosen vary considerably in terms of type and geography from small towns like Brentwood in ... More


Glasgow University to 1701

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter studies patronage in an eighteenth-century university by exploring the legal structures that defined the corporations in which patronage was awarded. It reports that, at Glasgow, there ... More


Glasgow: the Old Firm

David Ranc

in Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This case study looks at the change introduced by the signing of Maurice Johnston in 1989 by Rangers. For the first time in living memory a Catholic (and more importantly, a Scot from arch-rivals ... More


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