John Bryce

Biography of John Bryce

John Cameron Bryce Matriculation Slip 1927-28
John Cameron Bryce Matriculation Slip 1927-28

John Cameron Bryce (1909-2001) was a graduate of the University who was Bradley Professor of English Literature from 1965 to 1979. The Bryce Bequest is named for him.

Bryce graduated MA in 1932 and won the George A Clark Scholarship, which enabled him to continue his studies for four years in France, Germany and at Oxford. He lectured briefly at the University of Durham but was forced to quit by a detached retina which hindered his ability to read and write. In 1938 he came to Glasgow as an assistant lecturer in the Department of English, becoming Senior Lecturer in 1955.

After succeeding to the Bradley Chair in 1965, Bruce was heavily involved in the preparation of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith.


John Bryce
Literary Scholar

Born 15 August 1909, Hamilton, Scotland.
Died 7 March 2001.
University Link: Graduate, Professor
GU Degree: MA, 1932;
Occupation categories: literary scholars
Record last updated: 25th Nov 2016

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John Bryce is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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