Sir Bertram Windle
Professor Bertram C. A. Windle.
Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
8 May 1858
|Died||14 February 1929 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College|
He was born at Mayfield Vicarage, in Staffordshire, where his father, the Reverend Samuel Allen Windle, a Church of England clergyman, was vicar. 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.
In 1891 he was appointed dean of the medical faculty of Queen's College, Birmingham. Queen's College's medical faculty became the medical faculty of Mason Science College in the early 1890s, and then became the medical faculty of the University of Birmingham in 1900. Windle was professor of anatomy and anthropology and first Dean of the Medical Faculty at Birmingham University. In 1904 he accepted the presidency of Queen's College, Cork.
During his medical training days, Windle was an atheist. He later converted to Catholicism. He was a critic of Darwinism and took influence from St. George Jackson Mivart. Historian David N. Livingstone has noted that Windle favoured a Catholic version of neo-Lamarckism.
Windle was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1899. In 1909, he was made a knight of St. Gregory the Great by Pius X. In 1912, he was made a Knight Bachelor and therefore granted the title sir. He was knighted by King George V during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 6 March 1912.
- Congenital Malformations and Heredity (1888).
- The Birmingham School of Medicine (1890).
- The Proportions of the Human Body (1892).
- The Modern University (1892).
- A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients (1894)
- A Handbook of Surface Anatomy and Landmarks (1896).
- Life in Early Britain (1897).
- Shakespeare's Country (1899).
- Vitalism and Scholasticism (1900).
- The Malvern Country (1901).
- The Wessex of Thomas Hardy (1902).
- Chester (1904).
- Remains of the Prehistoric Age in England (1904).
- What is Life? A Study of Vitalism and Neo-Vitalism (1908).
- Facts and Theories (1912).
- A Century of Scientific Thought and Other Essays (1915).
- The Church and Science (1917).
- Science and Morals and other Essays (1919).
- The Romans in Britain (1923).
- On Miracles and Some Other Matters (1924).
- Who's Who of the Oxford Movement (1926).
- Evolution and Catholicity (1926).
- The Catholic Church and its Reactions with Science (1927).
- The Evolutionary Problem as it is Today (1927).
- Religions Past and Present (1928; 1st Pub. 1927).
- History as it is Taught (1928).
- "Totemism and Exogamy," The Dublin Review (1911).
- "The National University and Development of the Intellectuality of the Nation," Journal of the Ivernian Society (1911).
- "Nicolaus Stensen." In: Twelve Catholic Men of Science (1912).
- "Thomas Dwight." In: Twelve Catholic Men of Science (1912).
- "Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection," The Dublin Review (1912).
- "The National University and the People", Journal of the Ivernian Society (1912).
- "A Great Catholic Scientist: Joseph Van Beneden (1809–1894)," The Catholic World (1912–1913).
- "Early Man," The Dublin Review (1913).
- "Some Recent Works on the Antiquity of Man," Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review (1914).
- "The Latest Gospel of Science," Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review (1915).
- "Miracles—Fifty Years Ago and Now", The Catholic World (1915).
- "Prehistoric Art in Europe," The Dublin Review (1917).
- "Science in 'Bondage'," The Catholic World (1917).
- "The Irish Convention: A Member's Afterthoughts," The Living Age (1918).
- "A Medical View of Miracles," The Catholic World (1919–1920).
- "From the Dark Ages," The Catholic World (1921).
- "Astrology," The Catholic World (1922).
- "Science Sees the Light," Commonweal (1924).
- "Scott and the Oxford Movement," Commonweal (1924).
- "Huxley and the Catholic Church," Commonweal (1925).
- "Europe in the Age of Stone and Bronze." In: Universal World History (1937).
- "Recent Developments in University Education in Great Britain," (1921).
- Introduction to the 1906 edition of The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, by Gilbert White (1720–93).
- "Windle, Bertram Coghill Alan". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 1915–1916.
- Carr, Henry (1929). "Sir Bertram Windle: The Man and His Work". The Catholic World. 129 (770): 165–171.
- Horgan, John J (1960). "Sir Bertram Windle (1858–1929)" (PDF). Hermathena. 94: 3.
- McCorkell, E.J. (1958). "Bertram Coghill Alan Windle" (PDF). CCHA Report. 25: 55.
- "Sir Bertram Windle, F.R.S," Nature, Vol. 123, March 1929, p. 354.
- "The Late Sir Bertram Windle," The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3564, 1929, p. 792.
- Bowler, Peter J. (2001). Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain. University of Chicago Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-226-06858-7
- Engels, Eve-Marie. (2008). The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe: Volume 1. Continuum. pp. 74-75. ISBN 978-0-8264-5833-9
- Livingstone, David N. (2009). Evolution and Religion. In Michael Ruse; Joseph Travis. Evolution: The First Four Billion Years. Harvard University Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-674-03175-3
- Allitt, Patrick. (1997). Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome. Cornell University Press. p. 171. ISBN 0-8014-8663-7
- Bowler, Peter J. (2001). Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain. University of Chicago Press. p. 167. ISBN 0-226-06858-7
- "Complete List of Royal Society Fellows 1660-2007" (PDF). Royal Society. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- 'WINDLE, Sir Bertram Coghill Alan', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014 accessed 28 Oct 2017
- "No. 28588". The London Gazette. 8 March 1912. pp. 1745–1746.
- "Is Not Foe to Cause of Science," The Toronto World, 16 March 1920, p. 4.
- Gwynn, Denis (1960). "Sir Bertram Windle, 1858–1929: A Centenary Tribute". University Review. 2 (3/4): 48–58.
- Horgan, John J (1932). "Sir Bertram Windle". Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review. 21 (84): 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. 8 (1): 143–145. doi:10.5840/thought19338180.
- 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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