Basil Walston Ribbons

Biography of Basil Walston Ribbons

Basil Walston Ribbons was a lecturer in Botany at the University from 1952-1988.

Ribbons was born on the 21 May 1926. He was educated at the City of Norwich School, Norwich, and went on to study at Queen Mary College, University of London. In 1947 he graduated with a BSc in Botany. From 1947-1949 he held a post graduate studentship. Then in 1949 he joined the University of Glasgow as an assistant lecturer in the Botany Department. He was promoted to lecturer in 1952, working part-time from 1984. He remained with the University until his retirement in 1988. He took an active part in university life and from c1960 he was the Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow Association of University Teachers (GUAT), becoming its President in 1964. He also contributed numerous papers to botanical journals and from 1962-1977 was the editor of The Glasgow Naturalist.

Ribbons passed away in the 1st of January, 2017 at the age of 90.

Summary

Basil Walston Ribbons
B.W.R

Born 21 May 1926.
Died 1 January 2017.
University Link: Lecturer
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow Association of University Teachers (GUAT); lecturer; lecturer in Botany; lecturers; President of the Glasgow Association of University Teachers (GUAT)
Record last updated: 9th Jan 2018

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