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Godfrey Thomson: the man who tested Scotland’s IQ TAGS: | This absolutely splendid and superbly mounted exhibition on the life, work and legacy of educational researcher, Professor Godfrey Thomson (1881-1955), has just opened in the Exhibition Hall of the University’s Main Library in George Square. …Continue reading →

Godfrey and Hector Thomson TAGS: | | | | | | | | | (Coll-1310/1/2/2 Family Photographs) With father’s day coming up this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to blog about the father/son relationship between Godfrey and Hector Thomson. When Hector was …Continue reading →

A letter from Pip TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Some of the most interesting letters in Thomson’s collection were sent to his widow following his death in 1955.  The following, from psychiatrist and secretary of the Eugenics society Carlos …Continue reading →

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A few of my favourite things…III TAGS: | | | | | | | | | In his mid 20s, Thomson found himself studying for a PhD under the formidable talents of Nobel Prize winining physicist, Karl Ferdinand Braun, at the University of Strasburg.  Today’s object …Continue reading →

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Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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