Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families
How the Sackler family -- creators of OxyContin -- quietly became one of America's richest families The richest newcomer to Forbes 2015 list of America’s Richest Families comes in at a stunning $14 bi...
Confessions of a British Politician: I Created a Monster. Why UKIP's Founder Hopes His Party Loses the British Election
In 1991, Alan Sked founded an anti-EU party. Now, ahead of the U.K. elections, he's horrified by what the party's become. When I was a teenager, I wished for many things. I was determined to be a hist...
Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families
How the Sackler family -- creators of OxyContin -- quietly became one of America's richest families The richest newcomer to Forbes 2015 list of America’s Richest Families comes in at a stunning $14 bi...
James Gordon, Baron Gordon of Strathblane
James Stuart Gordon, Baron Gordon of Strathblane CBE (born 17 May 1936) is a Scottish businessman and manager.The son of James Gordon and Elsie Riach, he was educated at the St Aloysius' College, Glas...
Confessions of a British Politician: I Created a Monster. Why UKIP's Founder Hopes His Party Loses the British Election
In 1991, Alan Sked founded an anti-EU party. Now, ahead of the U.K. elections, he's horrified by what the party's become. When I was a teenager, I wished for many things. I was determined to be a hist...
Murdoch Cameron
Murdoch Cameron (31 March 1847 – 28 April 1930) was Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1894 to 1926. He was a pioneer of the Caesarean section under moder...
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Thomas Barclay (missionary)
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Gilbert Highet
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Thomas Dawson (physician)
Thomas Dawson (1725?–1782) was an English physician.
Born about 1725, he was the son of Eli Dawson, a dissenter, and was educated in Kendal, at the dissenting academy of Caleb Rotheram. Initially ...
Louis Greig
Group Captain Sir Louis Leisler Greig, KBE, CVO (17 November 1880 – 1 March 1953) was a British naval surgeon, courtier and intimate of King George VI, and a rugby union player.
Greig was a succes...
Hugh Dan MacLennan
Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan (Scottish Gaelic: Uisdean MacGill-Fhinnein) is a Scottish broadcaster, author and sporting academic with specific interest in the sport of shinty. A fluent Gaelic speaker from Lo...
Laura Marney
Laura Marney is a Scottish novelist and short-story writer.
Laura was born on 12 January. The author of five novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of ...
Robert Smith Johnston, Lord Kincraig
Hon. Lord (Robert Smith Johnston) Kincraig, QC (Scot), BA(Hons), LLB. (10 October 1918 – 19 September 2004) was a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland from 1972–87; Chairman, Parole Review Bo...
Honoria Somerville Keer
Dr Honoria Somerville Keer, MBChB (26 December 1883 — 20 March 1969) was a British surgeon during World War I, where she served as Assistant Medical Officer with the Girton and Newnham Unit of the Sco...
Tony Worthington
William Anthony Worthington, known as Tony Worthington (born October 11, 1941) is a retired politician in the United Kingdom.
He was brought up in Lincoln, attending the City School (a boys' gramm...
Macvey Napier
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Fiona O'Donnell
Fiona O'Donnell, née Kenny (born 27 January 1960) is a Scottish Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian since 2010.
Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, ...
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Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton
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Thomas Andrews (scientist)
Thomas Andrews FRS HFRSE ĵ(9 December 1813 – 26 November 1885) was a chemist and physicist who did important work on phase transitions between gases and liquids. He was a longtime professor of chemist...
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Hector McNeil
Hector McNeil PC (10 March 1907 – 11 October 1955) was a Scottish Labour politician.McNeil was educated at Woodside School and the University of Glasgow, trained as an engineer and worked as a journal...
William Cullen
William Cullen FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG (/ˈkʌlən/; 15 April 1710 – 5 February 1790) was a Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical ...
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Robert Melvill
Robert Melvill FRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSA (also spelt Melville) (12 October 1723 – 29 August 1809) was a Scottish soldier, botanist and inventor. He served as a general in the British Army and was a promi...
Helen MacInnes
Helen Clark MacInnes (October 7, 1907 – September 20, 1985) was a Scottish-American author of espionage novels.
Helen Clark MacInnes was born on October 7, 1907 in Glasgow to Donald MacInnes and J...
Wallace Lindsay
Wallace Martin Lindsay (/ˈlɪndzi, ˈlɪnzi/; 12 February 1858 – 21 February 1937) was an important classical scholar of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a palaeographer. He was Professo...
William Hunter, Lord Hunter
William Hunter, Lord Hunter (9 October 1865 – 10 April 1957) was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.The son of David Hunter of Ayr, he was educated at Glasgow University and Edinburgh Universit...