Papers of Sir Graham Hills

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Published articles by Sir Graham Hills; Press cuttings on his appointment as BBC Governor; Account of the establishment of a unitary administration in the University; Invitation cards to Senate Dining Night; Visitors book

Administrative / Biographical History

Educated at Birkbeck College, University of London, Graham Hills graduated BSc in 1946 and PhD in 1950. After a period as Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Imperial College from 1949-1962, he was appointed Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Southampton from 1962-1980. Hills was then appointed as the second Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, where he served from 1980-1991. He was knighted in 1988. Sir Graham received many Honorary degrees, Fellowships and marks of esteem from institutions throughout the world. He served as advisor to many public bodies in the United Kingdom, and was National Governor for Scotland of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1989-1994. He advised on the establishment of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a visionary project which brought access to higher education to remote areas of Scotland, based on distributed campuses throughout the region.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: January 2009

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