Elected: 1942
Dr Charles Strachan FRSE
Charles Strachan was born in Aberdeen on 7 May 1907, the son of Edward A Strachan who was a bakery proprietor in the city. Education at Aberdeen Grammar School was followed by his entry in 1925 to the University of Aberdeen as first bursar in mathematics and natural philosophy. This was the start of a close participation in the life of the University which continued, with some important but relatively short periods spent elsewhere, beyond his retirement in 1977 from his Readership in Natural Philosophy, until shortly before his death in Aberdeen on 21 September 1993.

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