Knighthood

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An honour from the British Monarch.

Awarded by British Monarch

People

The following people are associated with this Honour:

Sir Derek Barton
A Nobel prize winning chemist, whose work on the concept of conformation in chemistry was groundbreaking.

Sir James Black
A Nobel prizewinning pharmacologist whose invention of beta blockers was hailed as one of the most important drug discoveries of the century.

Sir Michael Bond
A leading psychiatrist, who with Bryan Jennett, created the Glasgow Outcome Scale.

Sir Alec Cairncross
An internationally renowned economist who, with Donald Robertson, pioneered multi-disciplinary social and economic research.

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister 1905-1908

Sir Samuel Crowe Curran
An exceptional physicist whose inventions were used in laboratories all over the world.

Oliver Franks Baron Franks
The remarkable philosopher and diplomat who was instrumental in brokering the Marshall Plan after the Second World War and who, as British Ambassador to Washington 1948-1952 negotiated on Britain's behalf in the formation of NATO.

Sir Alexander Gibson
A celebrated conductor and founder Scottish Opera.

Sir David Henderson
A forward thinking army officer who is credited with being the 'Father of the Royal Air Force'.

Sir William Boog Leishman
A celebtrated bacteriologist, he discovered the cause of the disease later named Leishmaniasis.

Sir Neil MacCormick
An internationally recognised legal philosopher and politician, his works were hugely important in our understanding of the role of law in shaping society.

Sir William Macewen
The pioneering surgeon who undertook the first successful removal of a brain tumour.

John Boyd Orr Baron Boyd Orr of Brechin
A Nobel prize winning nutritionist and physiologist, who led pioneering studies in the nutition of farm animals and human populations.

Sir William Ramsay
A Nobel prizewinning chemist who discovered the inert gaseous elements in air and determined their place in the periodic system.

Sir Graham Teasdale
A leading neurosurgeon, with Bryan Jennet, he created the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).

Sir William Thomson Baron Kelvin of Largs
The University of Glasgow's most eminent physicist, honoured in many countries for his numerous inventions.

Sir Alexander Todd Baron Todd of Trumpington
A Nobel prizewinning chemist, honoured for his research on nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes.

Sir Alwyn Williams
A prominent geologist who discovered silica and phosphate biominerals in brachiopod shells.