William MacGillivray - brilliant, much-loved, respected, ill-fated

William MacGillivray - brilliant, much-loved, respected, ill-fated

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Evening lecture from guest speaker Dr Alan Knox

MacGillivray’s CV would have been outstanding: the first professional ornithologist and ecologist, quoted and respected by Darwin, highly rated teacher, landmark publications, renowned friends including John James Audubon, impressive artist. But his life was one of personal hardship and disappointments, though even these brought him admiration amongst his students and companions. This son of Aberdeen had it tough but left an impressive scientific and social legacy, and collections that still surprise us.

This event is part of a programme of events supporting the 'Walking with Birds' exhibition in The Gallery.

Dr Alan Knox
Hosted by
University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections
The Sir Duncan Rice Library

For more information call 01224 274354 or email sccevents@abdn.ac.uk

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