Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, lectures and meetings

UGC 188/5
Part of:
Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Includes documentation of some early lectures from Ferguson-Smith's period in the USA, 1959-1961, and a few of his many talks to local societies in the west of Scotland in which he spoke about genetics in general and the work of the West of Scotland genetics service in particular. There is also a little material relating to university teaching responsibilities, and documentation of a few meetings attended by him.

This description is part of the main Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:

  • UGC 188/1, biographical material
  • UGC 188/2, medical genetics material
  • UGC 188/3, correspondence
  • UGC 188/4, publications
  • UGC 188/5, lectures and meetings
  • UGC 188/6, societies and organisations
  • UGC 188/7, consultancies and collaborations
  • UGC 188/8, gender verification in sport
  • UGC 188/9, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
  • UGC 188/10, non-textual material
  • Publication/Creation


    Physical description

    30 folders


    Chronological within record series. The files described below are arranged into separate folders which contain loose pages of correspondence and other papers, articles, programmes, and booklets.

    Biographical note

    Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith (1931- ) is a celebrated geneticist whose work on gene mapping has shaped our understanding of human evolution. Ferguson-Smith graduated MB, ChB in 1955 and was appointed a lecturer in Medical Genetics at the University in 1961. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1965 , a Reader in 1971, and Professor of Medical Genetics in 1973. He was also Honorary Consultant in Medical Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children from 1966 and in Clinical Genetics at Yorkhill and Associated Hospitals from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, Ferguson-Smith left Glasgow to become Professor of Pathology and Professorial Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He was also Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Medical Genetics from 1989. For a complete biography see the Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection description.

    Copyright note

    Applications for permission to quote should be sent to: Duty Archivist, Archive Services, University of Glasgow, 13 Thurso Street, Glasgow, G11 6PE or email

    Terms of use

    Open and available at Glasgow University Archive Services.

    Location of duplicates

    A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.


    Where to find it

    Location of original

    The original material is held at Glasgow University Archive Services. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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