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Sir Patrick Geddes

Nature volume 131, page 466 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



A SUPPLEMENT issued with the recent number of the Sociological Review (vol. 24, No. 3) consists of tributes to the late Sir Patrick Geddes by friends, former pupils and fellow-workers, in which his many-sided genius, his fertility in ideas and his gift for inspiring enthusiasm in others are commemorated. Sir D. M. Stevenson, Lord Provost of Glasgow, writes of “the Social Reformer”; Mr. Edward McGegan, writing from the Outlook Tower, Edinburgh, with which the name of Geddes will always be associated, speaks of him as a man of action; Lord Sandwich records his part in the saving and re-erection of Crosby Hall; Dr. II. S. Buist tells of his work at University College, Dundee; while intimate views of his enthusiasms, with which he fired others, are given in accounts of his schemes for forming a university students' quarter in London, of his work in town planning in India and in Palestine and his College des Ecossais at Montpellier, by writers who were closely associated with him in these undertakings.

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