Robert Laws Moffat Zambia Scotland

Biography of Robert Laws Moffat

Robert Laws Moffat graduated from the University MA in 1928.

He was born in Serenje, Zambia son of Malcolm Moffat, nephew of David Livingstone's wife, Mary Moffat, who was an agricultural missionary at the Overtoun Institute.

From 1925, Moffat attended classes in Latin, Mathematics, Political Economy, Logic, Botany, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, History, Geography, Law, Jurisprudence and Mercantile Law.


Printed Materials

  • Marion Currie, Livingstone's Hospital: The Story of Chitambo, Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2011.

Archival Materials

  • R3/1/5 Roll of Graduates Date of Birth
  • University of Glasgow Archives Overseas Database


Robert Laws Moffat
Born 21 February 1908.
Died 19 March 1987.
GU Degree: MA, 1928; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1928
Record last updated: 27th Nov 2013

Country Associations

Zambia Zambia, Serenje
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Carluke
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate