Kate Thomson Scotland

Biography of Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson
Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson graduated with an MA from the University of Glasgow on 22 June 1914.

Kate was born in Perthshire on October 4th 1893 and was the daughter of James Thomson, a gardener, and Janet McKerracher, a dress-maker.

In her first year Kate studied subjects such as Mathematics and Latin. Kate excelled as a student and she received prizes in Logic and Metaphysics, and a first class certificate in Geography. In 1913-14 Kate also received the Cowie prize and Joseph Black Medal as first in the class for Geology.

After graduating from the University Kate became a teacher at a school in Lanarkshire in the 1920s and later in Stirlingshire, during the 1930s-50s.

Kate Thomson’s medal has been donated to the Hunterian Museum by the family.

Kate's brother, John, and her sister Jessie, are also graduates of the University.


Kate Thomson
Born 4 October 1893.
Died 25 August 1962.
GU Degree: MA, 1914;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: school teachers
Record last updated: 21st Aug 2014

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