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


Found in 259 Collections and/or Records:

Education for the Base of the Pyramid, 20 Jan 1931

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/19
Scope and Contents

The notes are brief, largely containing bullet points for Thomson to discuss. These include a definition of the pyramid and its relation to society; notes regarding the four new classes as identified by Wells; the differential birth rate; the Danish Folkhighschools; and social equality.

Dates: 20 Jan 1931

Extracts from an MS by A C Aitken regarding matrices with Thomson's notes, Nov 1935

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/3/2/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:
  1. Lecture manuscripts, c1910s-1954;
  2. Unpublished volume, c1930;
  3. Notes taken by Thomson, c1930s-1951;
  4. Bibliographies compiled by Thomson, 1897-1954.
Dates: Nov 1935

Factorial Analysis of Human Ability, 2 Feb 1942

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/23
Scope and Contents The lecture explains factorial analysis in non-mathematical terms as far as possible, and Thomson explores how psychologists and mathematicians can work together and co-operate in order to gain knowledge of intelligence differences. Thomson references the work of Spearman, Hotelling, and Thurstone. Also includes a follow on lecture with 2 slides titled Positive Structure in Factorial Analysis, and three accompanying images. Thomson has attributed this to...
Dates: 2 Feb 1942

Family photographs, c1890s-1950s

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/2/2
Scope and Contents Photographs of immediate family, including photograph of young Thomson, c1890s; photograph of Hector and classmates at his Officers' Training Corps academy, c1930s; photograph of Lady Thomson and her sister in academic dress, 1904; photograph of Lady Thomson with 2 companions in a small rowing boat, 1905; photographs of plays acted at Armstrong College, many of which Lady Thomson took part in, c1900s; formal photographic portrait of Thomson's Father, Charles, 1939, as well as a photograph of...
Dates: c1890s-1950s

Folder titled Godfrey Thomson containing notes for The Education of an Englishman, c1950s-1968

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/3
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and chapters by Thomson, some of which are on the reverse of notes regarding statistical methodology; handwritten introduction and editorial notes by Sir James Duff; and typescripts of chapters.

Dates: c1950s-1968

Godfrey Thomson, c mid 20th century

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/G1/6
Scope and Contents

This material was either created, collected by, or refers to Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson.

  1. Handwritten notes, c1930s;
  2. Correspondence, 1932-1941;
  3. Manuscript authored by Thomson titled The Mathematics of Mental Testing, c mid 20th century;
  4. Thomson's notebook, c 1947.
Dates: c mid 20th century

Godfrey Thomson Reference Collection

Identifier: EUA CA5
Scope and Contents An accumalation of material relating to Sir Godfrey Thomson: Robertson, Sir James. 'Godfrey Thomson', Godfrey Thomson Lecture, 1964. Thomson, Godfrey. Education of an Englishman, Edinburgh: Moray House Publications, 1969 Duff, James. Godfrey Thomson obituary. Proceedings and Papers of the Twelfth...
Dates: 1939-1972

Godfrey Thomson Unit for Educational Research, 1896-1979

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/G1
Scope and Contents Material regarding the Moray House Tests, c1920s-1970s; Northumberland Mental Tests, c1920s; Sample tests, 1920-1987; Testing Samples, United States, c1920s-1950s; Publications, 1896-c1978; Godfrey Thomson, c1930s-1947; Correspondence...
Dates: 1896-1979

Handbooks, c mid 20th century

Identifier: Coll-1310/2/6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:
  1. Books, 1921-1950;
  2. Journal pieces; 1904-1954;
  3. Proceedings and papers of conferences with Thomson's contributions, 1904-1951;
  4. Newspaper articles, 1921-1948;
  5. Handbooks, mid 20th century.
Dates: c mid 20th century

Handwritten bibliography of Thomson's publications titled, Publications, 1905 to end of 1936, 1905-1937

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/4/2
Scope and Contents

Despite the title, publications are listed up to 1937. Also includes interleaved Notice to contributors to the British Journal of Psychology, and Notice from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1905-1937

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Archival Object 253
Collection 6
Edinburgh -- Scotland 81
Glenapp Ayrshire Scotland 49
Education 29
Intelligence 11
Intelligence tests 11