- Royal College of Science and Technology (University of Strathclyde) 1937-1965
- University of Stirling 1964-1972
- Personal papers 1961-1965
Papers of Sir Charles Haynes Wilson, 1909-2002, Knight, Principal of Glasgow University 1961-1976
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Charles Haynes Wilson was born 16 May 1909 to George Wilson (a commercial traveller) and Florence Margaret Hannay. He was educated at Hillhead High School, the University of Glasgow , where he graduated MA in 1932 and then at the University of Oxford . His teaching posts included: Glasgow University Faulds Fellow in Political Philosophy, from 1932-1934 . From 1934-1939 Wilson was a lecturer in Political Science at the London School of Economics and then became fellow and tutor in Modern History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, from 1939-1952. He was also visiting professor in Comparative Government at Ohio State University in1950. Wilson was Principal of the University College Leicester from 1952-1957 , Vice Chancellor of the University of Leicester from 1957-1961 and Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, 1961-1976 . He was involved in many committees including: Miners Welfare National School Scheme Select Committee, 1959-1964, Academic Advisory Committee, Royal College of Science and Technology, (now University of Strathclyde), Academic Planning Board, University of Stirling, 1964, Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1966-1967 & 1972-1974. Wilson received many honours including Honorary Fellow Corpus Christi College, Oxford,1963; Hon LLD Glasgow, 1957, Leicester1961, Rhodes University1964, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario 1967, Ohio State University1969, Pennsylvania, 1975; Hon DLitt Strathclyde, 1966 , Heriot-Watt,1977; Hon DCL East Anglia1966. In 1976 he was awarded Chevalier, Legion of Honour. Charles Haynes Wilson died on 09 November 2002 , aged 93.
Source: Who's Who , 1979.
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