TheGlasgowStory 

Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Anchor Line
Anchor Line

Banana Boots
Banana Boots

Prof George Ramsay

Mitchell Library, The Bailie

*Open in New Window
Prof George Ramsay

George Gilbert Ramsay was Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow, 1863-1906, and became Dean of Faculties, 1919-1921.

Ramsay was the nephew of Sir William Ramsay, the Professor of Humanity 1831-1906, and worked as his assistant. Many detected the scent of nepotism in his appointment as his uncle’s successor. In 1874 The Bailie observed that many students disliked him, accusing him of humiliating them with sarcastic remarks in class and snubbing them in public. Undoubtedly his avowed radical Liberal sympathies would not have endeared him to the more Conservative-leaning publication.

A keen sportsman, Ramsay was a particularly enthusiastic ice skater.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Deans, Humanity, ice skating, Liberal Party, professors, University of Glasgow



Quick Search


Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

username:
password:
Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options