Papers of William Gordon Craig, civil engineering graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Course notebooks, 1948-1952;
  • Course reports and handouts, 1948-1952;
  • Class examination papers, 1948-1952;
  • World War II poster, c1940s.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gordon Craig attended the University of Glasgow from 1948-1952 to study civil engineering. In his first year he took classes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, and Engineering Drawing I. In his second year he studied General Engineering, Mathematics II, and Engineering Drawing II. He then took classes in Applied Mechanics II, Civil Engineering I, Higher Natural Philosophy, Engineering Design General, and Geology for Civil Engineering in his third year. In his final year at university he took classes in Applied Mechanics III, Civil Engineering II, and Civil Engineering Design. He graduated with a BSc in 1952.

During his working life, he was employed by Halcrow Consultants for a period, before 2 years' National Service in the Royal Engineers, commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, commanding a troop on detachment in Aden and then in Iraq, being made up to a Lieutenant in late 1956. After National Service he entered a lifelong career in engineering and construction, first with Balfour Beatty, and then in 1959 for Taylor Woodrow International, being made a company director in 1978 for major projects' procurement and execution, until his retirement in 1994. His employment and responsibilities took him to many and varied parts of the world.

Craig is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of Engineers and of Constructors. He is a past Honorary Secretary of the Queenhithe Ward Club, of which he became Chairman in 2000. In Glasgow, he has been a Burgess and Guild Brother in the Incorporation of Hammermen since 1973, and he can trace his Hammermen antecedents directly back to 1640.


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Gift : William Gordon Craig : May 2006 : ACCN 2921

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