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University of Durham (1832-:)

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Certificate sent to the University of Durham from the University of Edinburgh, 1937

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/3/5
Scope and Contents The University of Edinburgh state their good wishes towards the University of Durham, and inform them that they are sending Godfrey Thomson to represent them in Durham on the day of the celebration itself. They make reference to former warlike rivalry between Northumberland and Scotland.
Dates: 1937

Certificates regarding Thomson's role in the Officers' Training Corps and the territorial force, 1909-1915

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/3/3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes certificates from the University of Durham, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Swedish Psychological society.

Also includes a testimonial from Professor Karl Ferdinand Braun, which Thomson retained with his certificates.
Dates: 1909-1915

Degree scroll from the University of Durham conferring Thomson's admission to the degree of Doctor of Science, 1913

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/3/4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes certificates from the University of Durham, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Swedish Psychological society.

Also includes a testimonial from Professor Karl Ferdinand Braun, which Thomson retained with his certificates.
Dates: 1913

General: early 1945, 1945

 Sub-Series
Identifier: BAI 1/17/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence, press cuttings and related items, including material relating to the Ridell Memorial lectures and the Edinburgh Famine Relief Committee and letters from his wife Florence Jewel Baillie, his brother Donald Macpherson Baillie, Arnold Joseph Toynbee, publishers and individuals within the YMCA.
Dates: 1945

Issue of Armstrong College Department of Education Papers, first series, including Thomson's article, The School Walk, pp.48-52, 1907

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Identifier: Coll-1310/2/3/3
Scope and Contents Thomson's article regards teaching children outdoors, specifically in relation to geography teaching, and a related experiment at Shipcote Boys School, Gateshead.
Dates: 1907

Issue of Armstrong College Department of Education Papers, second series, including Thomson's contribution to A Training College under Canvas, titled Part II, Organisation, 1908

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Identifier: Coll-1310/2/3/4
Scope and Contents a Training College under Canvas regards the camp at Warkworth between June 27 - July 11, 1908. The camp included 106 school boys from the surrounding areas, along with training college students, and was organised to explore the effects of teaching children outdoors. Thomson's contribution regards the recruitment of the school boys; the equipment needed and the cost of this; the staff present; and difficulties encountered.
Dates: 1908

Letter from A A McFarlane Grieve, 10 Feb 1955

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/26/7
Scope and Contents MacFarlane-Grieve recalls his time working under Thomson in the Durham Officers' Training Corps, mentioning Thomson's kindness.
Dates: 10 Feb 1955

Titled Lectures to music teachers on some general principles of teaching, c1916-1918

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/1
Scope and Contents The 4th lecture, which was titled Mental imagery, has not survived.
Dates: c1916-1918

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of The Northerner: the Magazine of the Durham College of Science, 1901-1903

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/5/15
Scope and Contents From the Series: These publications were collected by Thomson and Lady Thomson, and reflect his many personal interests out with the fields of psychology and mathematics.

They include social and geographical histories, music, German literature, and publications given to Thomson by friends with messages and annotations on the inside.
Dates: 1901-1903