Bertram Windle

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Bertram Windle
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Professor Bertram C. A. Windle.
Born Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
(1858-05-08)8 May 1858
Mayfield, Staffordshire
Died 14 February 1929(1929-02-14) (aged 70)
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality English
Fields Comparative anatomy
Alma mater Trinity College

Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle, M.A., M.D., Sc.D., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., K.S.G., (8 May 1858 – 14 February 1929) was a British anatomist, administrator, archaeologist, scientist, educationalist and writer.[1][2]


He was born at Mayfield Vicarage, in Staffordshire, where his father, the Reverend Samuel Allen Windle, a Church of England clergyman, was vicar.[3] He attended Trinity College, where he graduated B.A. in 1879. He also served as Librarian of the University Philosophical Society in the 1877–78 session. Later he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1891 he was appointed dean of the medical faculty of Queen's College, Birmingham (later Birmingham University) and in 1904 he accepted the presidency of Queen's College, Cork.[4] Professor Windle married twice, first to Madeleine Hudson, and in 1901 to Edith Mary Nazer.

He died in 1929 aged 71.[5][6] His conversion to Catholicism influenced many.


In 1909, he was made a knight of St. Gregory the Great by Pius X.


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  1. ^ "Windle, Bertram Coghill Alan". Who's Who, 59: pp. 1915–1916. 1907. 
  2. ^ Carr, Henry (1929). "Sir Bertram Windle: The Man and His Work," The Catholic World, Vol. 129, No. 770, pp. 165–171.
  3. ^ Horgan, John J. (1960). "Sir Bertram Windle (1858–1929)," Hermathena, No. 94, p. 3.
  4. ^ McCorkell, E.J. (1958). "Bertram Coghill Alan Windle," CCHA, Report, Vol. 25, p. 55.
  5. ^ "Sir Bertram Windle, F.R.S," Nature, Vol. 123, March 1929, p. 354.
  6. ^ "The Late Sir Bertram Windle," The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3564, 1929, p. 792.
  7. ^ "Is Not Foe to Cause of Science," The Toronto World, 16 March 1920, p. 4.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gwynn, Denis (1960). "Sir Bertram Windle, 1858–1929: A Centenary Tribute," University Review, Vol. 2, No. 3/4, pp. 48–58.
  • Horgan, John J. (1932). "Sir Bertram Windle," Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 21, No. 84, pp. 611–626.
  • Keogh, Ann (2004). A Study in Philanthropy: Sir Bertram Windle, Sir John O'Connell, Isabella Honan and the Building of the Honal Chapel, University College Cork. Thesis (M.A.) – Department of History, UCC.
  • Keogh, Ann & Keogh, Dermot (2010). Bertram Windle: The Honan Bequest and The Modernisation of University College Cork 1904–1919. Cork: Cork University Press.
  • McCormick, John F. (1933). "Sir Bertram Windle," Thought, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 143–145.
  • McGuire, Constantine E. (1935). Catholic Builders of the Nation. New York: Catholic Book Company.
  • Neeson, Hugh (1962). The Educational Work of Sir Bertram Windle, F.R.S., (1858–1929) with Particular Reference to his Contributions to Higher Education in Ireland. Thesis (M.A.) – The Queen's University of Belfast.
  • Taylor, Monica (1932). Sir Bertram Windle, a Memoir. London: Longmans, Green and Co.

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