CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3270/1/4
TitleUniversity career: Professional appointments and applications
Date1924 - 1965
Extent15 files
Administrative HistoryLockhart's de-mobilisation from the Navy enabled him to take up the post of lecturer in anatomy at the University of Aberdeen in October 1919. He was a talented and popular lecturer and by 1924 had begun to look at opportunities for career progression. He applied unsuccessfully to the Chairs of Anatomy in the Universities of Liverpool (1924), St Andrews (1925) and Cardiff (1927), before his patience was rewarded in 1931, with his appointment to the Chair of Anatomy in the University of Birmingham. He remained in Birmingham until 1938, when he succeeded Alexander Low to the Aberdeen Chair.
DescriptionThe sub-series contains testimonials for Lockhart's applications to the Chairs of Anatomy in the Universities of Liverpool, St Andrew's, Cardiff, Birmingham and Aberdeen, 1924 - 1938. For the University of Birmingham, his full printed application and testimonials survive alongside newspaper cuttings announcing his appointment in 1931 and the opening of the 'Hospitals' Centre', Edgebaston, Birmingham in 1938.

For the University of Aberdeen, a small collection of associated papers regarding his application, appointment and retirement, 1938 - 1965, have also survived. This includes his printed application, testimonials, letters of support and congratulations, inaugural address, and papers regarding his retirement portrait and fund. Many of the correspondents listed here are significant medical figures and their letters often contain passing reference to contemporaries, their work, friendships and rivalries.
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