University of Aberdeen

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Education Nan Shepherd
After attending Cults Primary School, followed by Aberdeen High School for Girls , NS received her MA (a first degree in Scotland) in 1915 from the University of Aberdeen . Her studies in English laid...
Education Ali Smith
AS earned her Master of Letters (MLitt) from the University of Aberdeen, having already received the Bobby Aitken Memorial Prize for Poetry, placed top in her Senior Honours Class, and won the illustrious Lucy...
Education Lesley Storm
Margaret Cowie (later LS ) received her Master of Arts (a first degree in Scotland) from the University of Aberdeen .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s Three Goose Quills and a Knife: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, pp. 46 -54.
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Education Lesley Storm
Near the end of the First World War, Margaret Cowie (later LS ) finished her schooling at Peterhead Academy, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and won a bursary to continue her education at the University of Aberdeen .
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s Three Goose Quills and a Knife: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, pp. 46 -54.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Gordon
Her father, Thomas Gordon , was an academic philosopher, Professor of Humanity at King's College, Aberdeen . He loved music and was for years a leading light of the (all-male) Aberdeen Musical Society . He died in 1797.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Agnes Hamilton
MAH 's father, Robert Adamson , educated at Edinburgh University , became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics successively at Owens College (later merged in Manchester University), and the Universities of Aberdeen and then Glasgow ...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Catherine Hume
Mary Catherine's Scottish father, Joseph Hume , was a Radical Member of Parliament, who sat indefatigably on committees and held other positions such as Lord Rector of Aberdeen University . In parliament he reportedly spoke...
Family and Intimate relationships Jackie Kay
JK 's birth father, Jonathan O., was a graduate student from (as she discovered belatedly) Nzagha in Ukpor, Nigeria, who had studied at other British universities and was at the University of Aberdeen when...
Occupation Jane Ellen Harrison
In March 1895 she received the first honorary LLD awarded to a woman by the University of Aberdeen , and two years later she received an honorary DLitt from the University of Durham for her scholarship.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Occupation Christian Milne
One of her employers was Dr Jack, principal of King's College, Aberdeen , whose wife was sympathetic and whose volumes of Shakespeare she used to borrow.
Publishing Nan Shepherd
While working on her undergraduate degree, NS regularly contributed poetry and other writings to Alma Mater, the magazine of the University of Aberdeen .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Reception Muriel Spark
Three more Scottish universities followed Strathclyde's lead: MS received Honorary DLitts from Edinburgh University in 1989, Aberdeen in 1995, and St Andrews in 1998. In 1995, she received a DUniv from Heriot-Watt University , where...
Reception Jane Ellen Harrison
Classics scholar JEH received an Honorary LL.D from the University of Aberdeen , the first conferred by the institution on a woman.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Reception Anna Swanwick
AS received, in absentia, an Honorary LL.D from the University of Aberdeen .
Bruce, Mary Louisa. Anna Swanwick, A Memoir and Recollections 1813-1899. T. F. Unwin, 1903.
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Reception Emma Tennant
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded an Honorary DLitt from the University of Aberdeen in 1996.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.

Timeline

1494
The University of Aberdeen (also known as King's College, Aberdeen ) was founded by William Elphinstone , Bishop of Aberdeen, primarily as a school of law.