Norman Mackenzie

Biography of Norman Mackenzie

Norman Mackenzie, matriculation slip, 1910-11
Norman Mackenzie, matriculation slip, 1910-11

Norman Mackenzie graduated with an MA from the University on 26th June, 1916. The son of crofter Kenneth Mackenzie, he was born on the 28th of October 1886 in Diabaig, Torridon, Ross-shire.

Mackenzie first enrolled at the University in 1910, aged 23, to study for an Arts degree. In his first year he enrolled in Latin and Greek classes. In the 1911-12 session he continued onto Higher Greek, and took classes in English and Celtic, winning a First Class Certificate for the latter. In his third year, the 1912-13 session, he enrolled in Moral Philosophy and Geology. In the 1913-14 session Mackenzie turned his focus to Theology, taking classes in Junior Hebrew, Junior Divinity, and Church History. In his fifth year he progressed onto Senior Hebrew, Senior Divinity, and Biblical Criticism, winning prizes in both Senior Divinity and Biblical Criticism. In his sixth and final year he enrolled in Senior Divinity, Senior Biblical Criticism, Senior Church History, Social Economics and Political Philosophy, winning a prize in Senior Divinity and Biblical Criticism. He graduated on the 26th June 1916.

The 1918 Register of Members of the General Council lists Mackenzie’s designation upon graduating as ‘Student’. It is unclear where he continued his studies, as he did not matriculate again at the University of Glasgow, nor did he enrol at Trinity College. By 1922, Mackenzie had finished his studies and was working as a Minister at The Manse, Campbeltown. Three years later he moved to Tomatin, Inverness-shire, where he continued his vocation. The Reverend Mackenzie died on the 8th of May, 1931, in Moy, Inverness-shire.


Norman Mackenzie
Born 28 October 1886.
Died 8 May 1931.
University Link: Alumnus
GU Degree: MA, 1916; Arts,
Occupation categories: ministers
Record last updated: 20th Sep 2018

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