James Colquhoun Irvine

    James Colquhoun Irvine

    St Andrews' Second Founder

    Julia Melvin

    John Donald 2011

    Hardback 395pp Illustrated

    9781906566319   Product Code: 11510

    The life of the Scottish scientist James Colquhoun Irvine (1877-1952) spanned the pageantry of St Andrew's University and the drama of the world stage. This penetrating, meticulously researched biography recounts his roots in the west of Scotland, his boyhood influences, his pioneering work as an organic chemist, the crucial part that he and his laboratory played in the First World War, and his key role in modernising and ensuring the survival of Scotland's most ancient academic institution.

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