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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 259 Collections and/or Records:

Address to the students of the Aberdeen Training Centre, 24 Jun 1954

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/36
Scope and Contents The lecture was addressed to students upon their graduation, and Thomson's sense of humour is in evidence throughout. He advises the students not to rest on their oars, but to keep learning throughout their life and to widen their knowledge; to know the character of their pupils and be an example to them; and to work hard and subsequently benefit from the satisfaction attained from hard work.

Album containing images of Thomson's travels around Europe, his family, his army colleagues, and his school camps, c1905-1919

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/2/3
Scope and Contents The album is mixed in content, including photographs of Thomson's European travels and the people he met there; photographs of Thomson with his family, including Lady Thomson, Hector, and several relatives and friends; photographs of the school camps in which Thomson took part; and photographs of his colleagues from the army.

Album of photographs showing family holidays and excursions around the UK, c1934

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/2/9
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Thomson, Lady Thomson, Hector Thomson, and friends of the family. Destinations include Glenapp, Dryburgh, Melrose, Alnwick, and Sunderland.

Album of photographs titled St Agnes, 1930, 1930

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/2/8
Scope and Contents The album contains photographs of Thomson, Lady Thomson, and Hector in various locations in Cornwall including Lands' End, Trevaunance Cove, and Newquay.

Alfred Gilchrist Lecture: The Progress and Present Aspects of Educational Science, 29 Apr 1952

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/34
Scope and Contents Thomson defines educational science, which he sees as having two facets: operational, such as the research undertaken by the Scottish Council for Research in Education regarding the best teaching methods; and fundamental, such as research undertaken to explore the sources of intelligence differences, and their relationship to one another. Thomson charts how educational science has progressed, due in part to the use of mathematical statistics and the...

Are We Becoming Less Intelligent?, 13 May 1949

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/30
Scope and Contents The lecture outlines the concept and possible explanations for a differential birth rate, and the relationship between family size and intelligence. Thomson describes the purpose and findings of the Scottish Mental Surveys and follow-up studies.

Also includes invitation from the BBC to undertake the talk, and copy of the agreement form.

Armistice Day, 11 Nov 1942

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/28
Scope and Contents The speech parallels World Wars I and II with that of Peloponnesian War, particularly as the Peloponnesian war was between a democracy and a totalitarian state.

Thomson read out Pericles' speech, but this is not reproduced in his notes. The speech is written on the back of a rougher, earlier draft.

Bede Collegiate School Prize Day, 1928

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/6
Scope and Contents Thomson outlines both the history of the school and its namesake, Bede. He stresses the need for continual investment in the library to ensure the scholarship the school has demonstrated in the past continues.

Bibliographies compiled by Thomson, 1905-1954

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/4
Scope and Contents The bibliographies detail publications with full references, largely chronologically. These include journal articles, books, and published lectures.