Editors' Highlights

Capps, Washington Lee Washington Lee Capps, graduation signature, DSc 1912

Chosen by Demi Boyd
"Rear Admiral Capps had two WWII ships named in his honor."

Rear Admiral of the United States Navy

Born 31 January 1864. Died 31 May 1935.
Gender: Male
GU Degrees: BSc, 1888; Science and Engineering, 1; DSc, 1912; Science and Engineering,
Occupations: military; naval architects

Country Associations:

United States United States, Portsmouth, Virginia
Place of Birth

United States United States, Washington, DC
Place of Death

Ding, Wenjiang Ding Wenjiang

A pioneering Chinese scientist, geologist and scholar

Born 20 March 1888. Died 5 January 1936.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: BSc, 1911; Science and Engineering,
Occupations: geologists

Country Associations:

China China, Taixing
Place of Birth

Japan Japan

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

Douglas, Francis Campbell Ross Baron Douglas of Barloch

Chosen by Sara Wright
"The first and only Baron of Barloch"

Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, solicitor, Labour MP and Governor of Malta

Born 21 October 1889. Died 31 March 1980.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: MA, 1913; Arts,
Occupations: journalists; politicians; solicitors

Country Associations:

Canada Canada, Manitoba, Wakoha
Place of Birth

England England, London
Place of Death

Malta Malta, No Region

Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

López-Dóriga, Eduardo López-Dóriga's matriculation signature, 1872

Chosen by Alex Cenarro
"Played an important role in Spanish industrial and commercial history"

First Spanish student, pioneering Naval Engineer, and son of one of the founders of Banco Santander SA

Primero estudiante español, pionero de la ingeniería naval, y hijo de uno de los fundadores del Banco Santander SA

Born 1852.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1871-73;
Occupations: Student

Country Associations:

Spain Spain, Cantabria, Santander
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow

Nath, Prem Prem Nath

Chosen by Saira Naheem
"One of the earliest graduates born in Pakistan, and one of three brothers from Lahore studying at the University."

Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow

گلاسگو یونیورسٹی کا میڈیکل سٹوڈینٹ تھا

Born 19 January 1890. Died 1969.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1915; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupations: dentists

Country Associations:

Pakistan Pakistan, Lahore
Place of Birth

India India, New Dehli
Place of Death

United States United States, Washington

Nzimiro, Ada Priscilla Ada Priscilla Nzimiro, MB ChB 1950

First female African graduate of Medicine

Born 1923. Died 1951.
Gender: Female
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1950;
Occupations: physicians

Country Associations:

Nigeria Nigeria, Idah
Place of Birth

Nigeria Nigeria, Port Harcourt
Place of Death

Owen, William Selkirk William Selkirk Owen, Matricualtion 1904-05

Chosen by Susan Gardiner
"Webb Institute prize paid tribute to his 22 year service as Professor of Naval Architecture and Faculty Dean"

Professor of Naval Architecture and Dean of Faculty at Webb Institute, New York, for 22 years.

Born 16 July 1884. Died 19 December 1964.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: BSc, 1907; Science and Engineering,
Occupations: academic deans; naval architects

Country Associations:

United States United States, New York
Place of Death

Pontecorvo, Guido Guido Pontecorvo

Chosen by Sam Maddra
"Ponte - International hub and father of genetics at the University of Glasgow"

Born 29 November 1907. Died 25 September 1999.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: LLD, 1978;
Occupations: geneticists

Country Associations:

Italy Italy, Pisa
Place of Birth

Switzerland Switzerland, No Region
Place of Death

England England, London

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

Przybylska, Maria Maria Przybylska

Chosen by Gabrielle Migdalski
"Prominent female Chemist, whose family story is intimately linked with the University of Glasgow."

PhD in Science, chemist and member of the National Research Council of Canada

Chemik i członek Kanadyjskiego Narodowego Instytutu Badań

Born 2 March 1923. Died 18 October 2008.
Gender: Female
GU Degrees: BSc, 1946; Science and Engineering, PhD, 1949; Science and Engineering,
Occupations: chemists

Country Associations:

Poland Poland, Warsaw
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, Ottawa

Scott, Martha Hunter Martha Hunter Scott, graduation 1903

Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, earliest Australian female medical graduate

Born 15 April 1870. Died 28 December 1947.
Gender: Female
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1903; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupations: physicians

Country Associations:

Australia Australia, Victoria
Place of Birth

Australia Australia, Victoria
Place of Death

Shida, Rinzaburo Rinzaburo Shida, Manga Comic

Chosen by Kerry McDonald
"The University of Glasgow has been visited by generations of the Shida family since Rinzaburo. I was lucky enough to meet them in 2012."

Rinzaburo Shida (1855-1892), Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Imperial College of Engineering University of Tokyo), founder of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (1888), and Doctor of Engineering.

Born 25 December 1855. Died 4 January 1892.
Gender: Male
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1880-1881;
Occupations: engineers, electrical

Country Associations:

Japan Japan, Saga Prefecture, Taku
Place of Birth

Japan Japan
Place of Death

Smith, James McCune James McCune Smith

First African American to receive a university medical degree, an abolitionist, educator and physician

Born 18 April 1813. Died 17 November 1865.
Gender: Male
GU Degrees: BA, 1835; MA, 1836; MD, 1837;
Occupations: physicians

Country Associations:

United States United States, New York
Place of Birth

United States United States, Long Island
Place of Death

Vakil, Merbai Ardesir Merbai Ardesir Vakil, Graduation 1897

Chosen by Moira Rankin
"First female Indian graduate, and an exceptional role model."

The first female Indian graduate of the University of Glasgow

Born 23 May 1870. Died 1941.
Gender: Female
GU Degree: MB CM, 1897; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
Occupations: physicians

Country Associations:

India India, Maharashtra, Mumbai
Place of Birth

Yemen Yemen, Aden