Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr CH, DSO, MC, FRS (23 September 1880 – 25 June 1971), known as Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, doctor, biologist and politician who receiv...
Premiership of Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two separate occasions, first in 1868 and then between 1874 and 1880.
During mid-February 1868 the Prime Minister, The Earl of Derby, ...
James Mackintosh
Sir James Mackintosh (24 October 1765 – 30 May 1832) was a Scottish jurist, Whig politician and historian. His studies and sympathies embraced many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister,...
Archibald Colquhoun
Archibald Campbell Colquhoun (died 8 December 1820) was a Scottish politician and lawyer.
He was the only son of John Campbell of Clathick, Perthshire, provost of Glasgow, and Agnes, the only chil...
Why We Should Defend The Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment, in time, space and substance, has proven challenging. Yet agreement does exist about certain ideas that originated or matured during this period, about political and econom...
Arthur Montford
Arthur Montford (25 May 1929 – 26 November 2014) was a Scottish Television sports journalist, best known for his 32-year tenure as the presenter of Scottish Television's Scotsport. Although he was mo...
James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll
James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll (20 April 1726 – 3 July 1778) was the son of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock.He was born with the name of James Boyd but legally changed it to James Hay in 1758, wh...
Michael Kelly (Lord Provost)
Michael Kelly (born 1940) is a Scottish Labour politician and businessman. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde and became a lecturer in Economics there and a Labour councillor. From 1984 h...
Lord Archibald Hamilton
Lord Archibald Hamilton (bapt. 17 February 1673 – 5 April 1754) was a Royal Navy officer and British politician.Hamilton was the youngest son of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton and An...
Peel's Acts
Peel's Acts (as they are commonly known) were Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. They consolidated provisions from a large number of earlier statutes which were then repealed. Their purpose...
Compton Mackenzie
Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (/ˈkʌmptən məˈkɛnzɪ/; 1883–1972) was a prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories and memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nation...
Classical economics
Classical economics is widely regarded as the first modern school of economic thought. Its major developers include Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus and John Stuart Mill.A...
The bomber will always get through
The bomber will always get through was a phrase used by Stanley Baldwin in 1932, in the speech "A Fear for the Future" to the British Parliament. He and others believed that, regardless of air defence...
Richard Wilson (Scottish actor)
Richard Wilson OBE (born Ian Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBC sitcom One Foot in the Gr...
Andrew Rutherfurd, Lord Rutherfurd
Andrew Rutherfurd (born Andrew Bervie), Lord Rutherfurd of Crosshill (1791–1852) was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.His father was the minister William Greenfield but the family changed th...
Eastern Question
The "Eastern Question", in European history, encompasses the diplomatic and political problems posed by the "Sick man of Europe" (the Ottoman Empire), as it steadily weakened decade after decade. Thi...
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on ...
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne KG, PC, FRS (2 July 1780 – 31 January 1863), known as Lord Henry Petty from 1784 to 1809, was a British statesman. In a ministerial career spanning n...
William Ewart Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone (/ˈɡlædˌstən/; 29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1...
George MacLeod
George Fielden MacLeod, Baron MacLeod of Fuinary, Bt MC (17 June 1895 – 27 June 1991) was a Scottish soldier and clergyman; he was one of the best known, most influential and unconventional Chur...
Robert Dundas of Arniston, the elder
Robert Dundas of Arniston, the elder (1685–1753) was a Scottish judge.The second son of Robert Dundas (d. 1726) he served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1717 to 1720 and as Lord Advocate from ...
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of K...
First Disraeli ministry
The Conservative government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that began in 1866, and ended in 1868, consisted of the two ministries: the Third Derby Ministry, and then the First Disr...
Maynooth Grant
The Maynooth Grant was a major British political controversy of the 1840s, which arose partly because of the general anti-Irish and anti-Catholic feelings of the British population.In 1845, the Britis...
Carlton Club meeting
The Carlton Club meeting, on 19 October 1922, was a formal meeting of Members of Parliament who belonged to the Conservative Party, called to discuss whether the party should remain in government in c...
Walter Elliot (Scottish politician)
Walter Elliot Elliot MC (19 September 1888 – 8 January 1958) was a prominent Scottish Unionist Party politician in the interwar years.
The son of a Lanarkshire farmer, Elliot was raised in G...
Rector of the University of Glasgow
The Lord Rector (more commonly known just as the Rector) of the University of Glasgow is one of the most senior posts within that institution, elected every three years by students. The role of the Re...
Peel Monument
The memorial tower to Sir Robert Peel, also known as "Holcombe Tower", high above Ramsbottom was planned and erected at the same time as Bury was preparing its statue to the then recently deceased sta...