St Andrews' Second Founder
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.