George Howarth Haydock

Biography of George Howarth Haydock

George Howarth Haydock graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1912 with an MA, and he later received a Doctorate in Philosophy in 1944. Haydock’s PhD thesis, called Empiricicm is located in the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.

Haydock was also a lecturer for the University of Glasgow’s Logic Department for 28 years.

Haydock was born on 8th April 1888 and was the son of Joseph Haydock, a cotton mill manager. After graduating from Glasgow University in 1912, where he received a variety of prizes including a First Class certificate in Logic and Metaphysics, Haydock continued his education by completing a B.Litt. in Mansfield College, Oxford. After teaching Philosophy in Exeter, Haydock then became a lecturer in the University of Glasgow in 1920.

Haydock served in both WWI and WWII, serving both in the Highland Light Infantry and the Royal Flying Corps. In 1948 Haydock retired and immigrated to South Africa, his wife’s native country, where they opened a successful preparatory school. Haydock died in October 1956 and is remembered by his friends and colleagues as a wise and cheerful person.


George Howarth Haydock
Born 6 April 1888.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1912; PhD, 1944;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 9th Jan 2015

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