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...
Rita McAllister
Margaret 'Rita' McAllister (born 6 March 1946) is a Scottish musicologist and composer. She is the Director of Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is renowned as an authority on...
Origin of death myth
The origin of death is a theme in the myths of many cultures. Death is a universal feature of human life, so stories about its origin appear to be universal in human cultures. As such it is a form of ...
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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...
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)
Thomas Barclay (Chinese: 巴克禮; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pa-khek-lé; 21 November 1849 – 5 October 1935) was a British missionary to Formosa (Taiwan) from 1875 until his death. His ministry in South Taiwan ha...
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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...
Robert Spottiswood
Sir Robert Spottiswood, Lord Newabbey (1596–1646), was a Scottish lawyer.
He was the second son of John Spottiswoode (1565–1637), archbishop of St. Andrews, and Rachel, daughter of David Lindsay, ...
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...
Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton
Arthur Campbell Hamilton, Lord Hamilton (born Glasgow, 10 June 1942), is a Scottish judge and served as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session from November 2005 until 8 June ...
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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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...
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...
John Norman Davidson Kelly
John Norman Davidson Kelly FBA (1909–1997) was a prominent academic within the theological faculty of Oxford University and Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford between 1951 and 1979 during which the H...
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James Gerald Gulliver
James Gerald Gulliver CVO (17 August 1930 – 12 September 1996) was the founder of Argyll Foods, one of the United Kingdom's largest retail businesses.
Born in Campbeltown and educated at the Unive...
Charles Strong
Charles Strong (26 September 1844 – 12 February 1942) was a Scottish-born Australian preacher and first minister of the Australian Church.
Strong was the third son of the Rev. David Strong and Mar...
Nicola Black
Nicola Jane Black (born in Glasgow) is a Scottish film and television producer and director. Her work includes documentaries Designer Vaginas, Bone Breakers, When Freddie Mercury Met Kenny Everett, T...
Duncan Lunan
Duncan Alasdair Lunan, born October 1945, is a Scottish author with emphasis on astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction, undertaking a wide range of writing and speaking on those and other topics a...
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Alfred Walter Stewart
Alfred Walter Stewart (September 1880 – 1 July 1947) was a British chemist and part-time novelist who wrote seventeen detective novels and a pioneering science fiction work between 1923 and 1947 under...
David Taylor (veterinarian)
David Conrad Taylor, BVMS, FRCVS, FZS (11 February 1934 – 29 January 2013), was a British veterinary surgeon. He was the first veterinary surgeon to specialise in zoo and wildlife medicine.Tayl...
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