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A Professor of Eloquence

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter covers the life of John Pringle Nichol who, as the 5th Regius Professor of Astronomy (1836 to 1859), influenced extra-mural interest in the subject to a passion that the local citizens ... More


Contesting Memory and Public Places: Albert Square and Dundee’s Pantheon of Heroes

Christopher A. Whatley

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines what lay behind the campaigns to commemorate Dundee's three ‘local heroes’ — the Radical martyr George Kinloch, the Glasgow-born ‘father’ of Dundee's engineering trade James ... More


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