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Ref No MS 356
Title Gordon B Corbet
Date 2003
Description Copy 'Memoirs of a post-graduate student, 1955-58' based on diaries kept by the author, Corbet, describing his social and academic life during his PhD research into voles, his adaptation of his honours-year thesis on flys and feather lice for publication, as well as other events such as forming part of the OTC Guard of Honour for the Queens' visit to the university in 1955 and bird watching
Level Fonds
Extent 1 item
Access Status Open
Access Conditions Note taking only - no electronic copying or any print outs
Language English
Creator Name Gordon B Corbet (1933- )
Admin History Gordon B Corbet (1933- ) was born in Dundee and attended Morgan Academy. He graduated from University College, Dundee with a BSc first in Zoology and was a post-graduate student between September 1955 to August 1958 in the Department of Natural History at University College Dundee/Queen's College, then a college of St Andrews University. His thesis, 'The distribution, variation and ecology of voles in the Scottish Highlands', was submitted in late 1959 and he graduated PhD in June 1960; supervisor Dr Fred Waterhouse, external examiner Dr Mick Southern, Oxford. Corbet's career included an assistant lectureship at Sir John Cass College, London and offices with the British Museum. On his retirement in 1992 he returned to Scotland


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