Katrina Henrietta Schlomka Germany Scotland

Biography of Katrina Henrietta Schlomka

Katrina Henrietta Schlomka, matriculation slip 1920-21
Katrina Henrietta Schlomka, matriculation slip 1920-21

Katrina Henrietta Schlomka graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1923.

She was born around 1900 in Lichtenberg, Germany, daughter of Frederick Forbes, a farmer. Schlomka came to Glasgow aged three, possibly to join a family relation: Dr Clemens Schlomka who was a German master at the Glasgow Academy and High School and German Lecturer at the Glasgow Free Church College. He had unsuccessfully applied for the German lectureship at the University of Glasgow in 1900.

Schlomka was educated at the Glasgow High School for Girls, before enrolling at the University in 1920 to study for an Arts degree. She took classes in English, Logic, Higher Latin, and Roman History and Antiquities under lecturer Steuart Napier Miller, for which she received the Cowan Medal in 1921.

Schlomka went on to train as a teacher at Jordanhill School, and in 1928, was appointed primary teacher at Green Street Infant School. She became the head of Peel Glen Road primary school, but had to leave the institution when student numbers rose to 600, which, according to the educational regulations in Scotland at time, was too great a number to be organised by a female head. Schlomka then went to teach at Centre Street School, and remained there until she retired and the school closed in 1968.


Katrina Henrietta Schlomka
Born 1900.
Died 12 February 1990.
GU Degree: MA, Arts, 1923;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: teachers, primary
English snippet: Arts graduate at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 23rd May 2014

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Germany Germany, Lichtenberg
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

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