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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Handwritten notes for lecture to the Newcastle school of cooking, and lecture to Stockton Grammar School, 21 Nov 1931

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/21
Scope and Contents The notes are brief in content, in some cases with just one word to remind Thomson to speak about a particular topic, and are written in a mixture of English, German, and French. The notes for Thomson's address to the Newcastle School of Cookery are titled Stoic & Epicurean, and contain references to science and art, stressing the importance of both. The lecture notes for Stockton Grammar school are untitled, referring to the German education...
Dates: 21 Nov 1931

The Food of the Gods, 27 Nov 1925

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/3
Scope and Contents Thomson begins by emphasising the vital role that school education plays in civilised society. He takes the title of his talk from the H G Wells novel, to which he makes reference. The food of the gods he alludes to is both science and art, and he stresses the importance of both to a balanced civilisation where the two are united by the mastery of language. Thomson praises the school for the opportunities it provides for its pupils and the benefits in turn...
Dates: 27 Nov 1925