Papers of William Buchan Inglis, 1901-1971, Principal of Moray House College, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Teaching notes from the University of Glasgow 1938-1964;
  • Typescript notes on the development of teaching, teaching theory and lecture delivery notes from Moray House College 1946-1964;
  • Quotations from various sources on education and sociological topics 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Buchan Inglis , was born in 1901  in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and studied at the University of Glasgow , graduating MA in 1922, MEd in 1927, and PhD in 1930  . From 1929-1940  he held the post of Lecturer in Education at the University of Glasgow, where he worked closely with Dr William Boyd , who set up the first Scottish child guidance clinic.

In 1940, he moved to Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh , where he held the posts of Deputy Director of Studies (1940-1951), Deputy Director of Studies (1951-1959), and Principal (1959-1966). Throughout his time at Moray House he was influential in the development of Scottish Teacher Education, and in developing the broader role of the Colleges of Education. Being a founder member of the Scottish Youth Leadership Association he had a particular interest in the training of youth leaders, community workers and social workers, and was responsible for the establishment of the School of Community Studies at Moray House. He died in Edinburgh on 16 February 1971.

Source: Kirk, GordonMoray House and Professional Education: Papers to Mark the College's 150th AnniversaryEdinburgh , ( 1985  )


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Deposit : March 1992 : ACCN 1193

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Compiled by Virginia Russell, Archives Assistant, 13 November 2000

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