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John Lorne Campbell
Dr John Lorne Campbell
John Lorne Campbell
FRSE
FRSE
LLD OBE (1906–1996) was a Scottish historian, farmer, environmentalist and folklore scholar.<
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FRSE
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Edinburgh
(FRSE) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland judges to be "eminently distinguished in their subject".[1] Elections[edit] Around 50 new fellows are elected each year in March.[1] As of 2016[update] there are around 1650 Fellows, including 71 Honorary Fellows (HFRSE) and 76 Corresponding Fellows.[1][2] Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSE. Fellowship[edit] Examples of fellows include Peter Higgs
Peter Higgs
and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.[1] Previous fellows have included Melvin Calvin, Benjamin Franklin, and James Clerk Maxwell, and James Watt.[3] See the Category:Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Edinburgh
for more examples
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Walter Biggar Blaikie
Walter Biggar Blaikie
Walter Biggar Blaikie
FRSE
FRSE
DL LLD (23 November 1847 in Pilrig, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
– 3 May 1928) was a Scottish civil engineer, printer, historian and astronomer.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Walter Blaikie Collection 3 Publications 4 Awards and honours 5 ReferencesLife[edit] Second of the seven recorded sons of William Garden Blaikie, minister of Pilrig
Pilrig
Free Church, and Margaret Catherine Biggar, Walter Biggar Blaikie was educated at Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Academy and Edinburgh
Edinburgh
University. He worked as a civil engineer with the Department for Public Works in India from 1870 until 1873, but after the birth of their first child he and his wife returned to Scotland to work for the large engineering firm of Blyth & Blyth where he worked until 1880
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Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies
The Dublin
Dublin
Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) (Irish: Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath) was established in 1940 by the then Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera
Éamon de Valera
under the Institute for Advanced Studies Act, 1940 in Dublin, Ireland.[1] As set out in its legislation, 'the functions of the Institute shall be to provide facilities for the furtherance of advanced study and the conduct of research in specialised branches of knowledge and for the publication of results of advanced study and research.' [1] The Institute consists of 3 schools: the School of Theoretical Physics, the School of Cosmic Physics and the School of Celtic studies
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John Macpherson (minister)
John Macpherson (1710–1765) was a Scottish minister and antiquarian.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 Family 4 NotesLife[edit] The son of Dugald Macpherson, minister at Duirinish, Skye, he studied classics at Aberdeen University, graduating M.A. 1728, and D.D. 1761. He was minister of Barra
Barra
in the Outer Hebrides, 1734 to 1742, and of Sleat
Sleat
on Skye, from 1742 to 1765.[2] Works[edit] Macpherson published Critical Dissertations on the Origin, Antiquities, Language, Government, Manners, Religion of the Ancient Caledonians, their Posterity, the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots, London, 1768. This work on the Ossian controversy
Ossian controversy
upheld the authenticity of the poems attributed to Ossian.[2] Though not closely related, James Macpherson, author of "Ossian", and John Macpherson knew each other well
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Birlinn (publisher)
Birlinn Limited is an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Established in 1992 by Managing Director Hugh Andrew,[2]Contents1 Imprints 2 Notable authors and works 3 References 4 External linksImprints[edit] Birlinn Limited is composed of a number of imprints, including:Birlinn publishes Scottish interest books, from biography to history, military history and Scottish Gaelic. The name comes from the old Norse word birlinn, meaning a long boat or small galley with 12 to 18 oars, used especially in the Hebrides and West Highlands of Scotland in the Middle Ages.[3] Polygon Books publishes literary fiction and poetry, both classic and modern, from Scottish writers such as Robin Jenkins, George Mackay Brown, and the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
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Edward Lhuyd
Edward Lhuyd
Edward Lhuyd
(pronounced [ˈɬʊɨd]; occasionally written as Llwyd in recent times, in accordance with Modern Welsh orthography) (1660 – 30 June 1709) was a Welsh naturalist, botanist, linguist, geographer and antiquary. He is also known by the Latinized form of his name, Eduardus Luidius.Contents1 Life 2 Pioneering linguist 3 Legacy 4 Further reading 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Lhuyd was born in Loppington, Shropshire, the illegitimate son of Edward Lloyd of Llanforda, Oswestry
Oswestry
and Bridget Pryse of Llansantffraid, near Talybont, Cardiganshire, and was a pupil and later a master at Oswestry
Oswestry
Grammar School. His family belonged to the gentry of south-west Wales; though well-established, his family was not well-off, and his father experimented with agriculture and industry in a manner that brought him into contact with the new science of the day
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Derick Thomson
Derick Smith Thomson (5 August 1921 – 21 March 2012), known as Ruaraidh MacThòmais in his native Gaelic, was a Scottish poet, publisher, lexicographer, academic and writer. He was originally from Lewis, but spent much of his life in Glasgow, where he was Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow
Glasgow
from 1963 to 1991. He is best known for setting up the publishing house Gairm, along with its magazine, which was the longest-running periodical ever to be written entirely in Gaelic, running for over fifty years under his editorship. Gairm has since ceased, and was replaced by Gath and then STEALL. He was an Honorary President of the Scottish Poetry Library, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Edinburgh
and the British Academy
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Oxford University Press
Oxford
Oxford
University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world,[1] and the second oldest after Cambridge University
Cambridge University
Press. It is a department of the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press. They are headed by the secretary to the delegates, who serves as OUP's chief executive and as its major representative on other university bodies
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Trinity College, Dublin
Coordinates: 53°20′40″N 6°15′28″W / 53.3444°N 6.2577°W / 53.3444; -6.2577 Trinity
Trinity
CollegeColáiste na TríonóideUniversity of Dublin                             Full nameThe College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Trinity
of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin[1] Irish: Coláiste Thríonóid Naofa Neamhroinnte na Banríona Eilís gar do Bhaile Átha Cliath[2] Latin
Latin
name Collegium Sanctae et Individuae Trinitatis Reginae Elizabethae juxta Dublin[3]Motto Perpetuis futuris temporibus duraturam (Latin)[4]Motto in English It will last into endless future times[4]Founder Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
and IrelandEstablished 1592Named for The Holy Trinity Trinity
Trinity
College, Cambridge[5]Sister colleges St
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John Ray
John Ray
John Ray
(29 November 1627 – 17 January 1705) was an English naturalist widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists.[1] Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. From then on, he used 'Ray', after "having ascertained that such had been the practice of his family before him".[2] He published important works on botany, zoology, and natural theology. His classification of plants in his Historia Plantarum, was an important step towards modern taxonomy. Ray rejected the system of dichotomous division by which species were classified according to a pre-conceived, either/or type system[further explanation needed], and instead classified plants according to similarities and differences that emerged from observation
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Society For Psychical Research
The Society for Psychical Research
Society for Psychical Research
(SPR) is a nonprofit organisation in the United Kingdom. Its stated purpose is to understand events and abilities commonly described as psychic or paranormal
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Ada Goodrich Freer
Ada Goodrich Freer (15 May 1857 in Uppingham – 24 February 1931 in New York), afterwards known as Adela Monica Goodrich-Freer Spoer, was a medium, clairvoyant, psychical researcher and author. Much of her work was published under the pseudonym Miss X.[1][2] Freer was investigated by the Society for Psychical Research and, under strong suspicion of fraud, she was disowned from the Society. She was later caught cheating at a séance and subsequently emigrated to Jerusalem[3] and, later, the United States.Contents1 Early life 2 Society for Psychical Research 3 W. T. Stead and Borderland 4 Clandon House 5 Second sight 6 Ballechin House 7 Personal life 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Ada Goodrich Freer was the daughter of George Freer and Mary, née Adcock
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Waulking Song
Waulking songs (Scots Gaelic: Òrain Luaidh) are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while fulling (waulking) cloth. This practice involved a group of women rhythmically beating newly woven tweed against a table or similar surface to soften it. Simple, beat-driven songs were used to accompany the work. A waulking session often begins with slow-paced songs, with the tempo increasing as the cloth becomes softer. As the singers work the cloth, they gradually shift it to the left so as to work it thoroughly. A tradition holds that moving the cloth anticlockwise is unlucky. Typically one person sings the verse, while the others join in the chorus. As with many folk music forms, the lyrics of waulking songs are not always strictly adhered to. Singers might add or leave out verses depending on the particular length and size of tweed being waulked
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