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Bro Dr Archibald Milne Hon Mem 17th January 1933

  Candidate’s Name Brother Dr Archibald Milne M A D S C



 Proposed By Brother William Hean Findlay RWM

 Seconded By R B Henderson PM

 Honorary Member 17th January 1933

 RWM of the Celtic Brother William Hean Findlay DR ARCHIBALD MILNE
Retirement from Moray House

On the eve of his retirement owing to the age limit, Dr Archibald Milne, Depute-Director of Studies at Moray House Training-College, was yesterday presented by his colleagues with a handsome token of their esteem. Professor Godfrey H Thomson, in making the presentation, referred to his brilliant academic career and very long association with the Training of Teachers. Medallist in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, and holder of the Donald Fraser Bursary in Natural Philosophy and of the John Edward Baxter Scholarship in Mathematics, Dr Milne in 1899 took his M.A. with First-Class Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, and in 1901 his B.Sc. with distinction in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Geology. In 1905 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 1910 was awarded the degree of D.Sc. for the thesis "The Confluent Hvpergeometric Function".

Before this, he had begun his life's work when he was appointed in 1898, to the staff of the Church of Scotland Training College. In 1903 he became the Lecturer in Mathematics, and when, in 1907 the Church Training Colleges were transferred to the Provincial Committees for the Training of Teachers, he became head of the Mathematical Department at Moray House. In 1925 he was elected to the post of Depute-Director of Studies, which he is now vacating.

Outside his own profession he is exceedingly well known. He has an extensive range of interests and great catholicity of taste. He is an original member of the Sir Walter Scott Club and of the Old Edinburgh Club, and a member of the Scottish Arts Club and the Society of Musicians. In Masonry, he is a Past Master of the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No. 1 and had the distinction of occupying the chair for three years. Benevolent clubs like the Wagering Club know him well; and his gift for light verse has made him a prominent member of the Monks of St Giles. Last. but not least, he is a devoted churchman, and an elder of St Matthew's Church, Morningside.

He was also elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 23 January 1905, his proposers being George Chrystal, James Geikie, Simon Somerville Laurie, Alexander Morgan.

From Members of the EMS in 1929.