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Mr. W. A. Douglas-Rudge

Nature volume 149, pages 604605 (30 May 1942) | Download Citation



WE regret to record the death, on February 14, of Mr. W. A. Douglas-Rudge, late science master of Rugby School. Mr. Douglas-Rudge was a scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1899 ; M.A., 1903), where he obtained a first class in Part I of the Natural Sciences Tripos. He was science master of Woodbridge School from 1903 until 1907, when he was appointed professor of physics at University College, Bloemfontein. During his residence in South Africa he made a special study of. atmospheric electricity in that part of the world. Several of his papers were published in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. He returned to Great Britain and was appointed science master at Rugby in 1916, a post which he held until his retirement at the end of 1930. Many of his old students at Woodbridge, Bloemfontein and Rugby will remember with gratitude his inspiring lectures, which were always illustrated with many experiments.

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