Category:People educated at St Aloysius' College, Glasgow
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. St Aloysius' College, Glasgow – St Aloysius College is a selective fee-paying, independent, Jesuit school in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1859, and named after the Jesuit Aloysius Gonzaga, the affiliated St Aloysius Church is located nearby. St Aloysius College is a school with a kindergarten, junior school. There are four houses, Aloysius Gonzaga, Ignatius of Loyola, John Ogilvie and Francis Xavier, the College motto is Ad majora natus sum, which means I am born for greater things. As in many Jesuit schools, pupils are instructed to inscribe AMDG on all work, the school emblem is an eagle, and the College hymn is the Carmen Aloisianum. The school was established on 12 September 1859 at Charlotte Street, near Glasgow Green, here lived the citys largely migrant Catholic community from Ireland and the Scottish Highlands, both of which groups the school was intended to serve. Since 1866 the Colleges main campus has been situated in Garnethill on the side of Glasgow city centre. Originally, the school was for boys only, in 1979 the admission policy was changed by the Governors during the tenure of Headmaster Fr. Henry Anthony Richmond SJ and girls were admitted. Girls now make up half of the school population, buildings include the original category-B listed Italianate Chandlery Building, including the administration block, library, and refectory. Its 1908 and 1926 extensions are known collectively as The Hanson Building, which accommodates classrooms for languages, in 2011, the number of buildings and the size of the campus increased with the acquisition of the Mercy Convent site and buildings. The building is used for additional support lessons, as well as a gym for students, offices, the school has a close relationship with the Jesuit parish church of St Aloysius next door. The church is used by the college and Masses offered for both the junior and senior schools. The building is listed category A, designed by C. J. Menart in the revival style and modelled on the Church of the Gesú. A new Sports Hall is being constructed on the College campus, the Kindergarten and Junior School support children from the ages of 3 to 12 years old. The kindergarten is situated in the Mount Building, while the Junior school is in a building along Hill Street. A house system was established by headmaster Fr, adrian J Porter SJ in 1997. The four houses, named after notable Jesuit saints, compete against each other in events including rugby, hockey, athletics, inter-house debating and a quiz. This meant that instead of each house having its own housemaster, each year would have a Head of Year, previously pupils were divided into Romans and Carthaginians with victories being awarded to pupils for good work
2. Glasgow – Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third largest in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and it is situated on the River Clyde in the countrys West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians, Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. From the 18th century the city grew as one of Great Britains main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America. Glasgow was the Second City of the British Empire for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew in population, reaching a peak of 1,128,473 in 1939. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers about 2.3 million people, at the 2011 census, Glasgow had a population density of 8, 790/sq mi, the highest of any Scottish city. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city. Glasgow is the form of the ancient Cumbric name Glas Cau. Possibly referring to the area of Molendinar Burn where Glasgow Cathedral now stands, the later Gaelic name Baile Glas Chu, town of the grey dog, is purely a folk-etymology. The present site of Glasgow has been settled since prehistoric times, it is for settlement, being the furthest downstream fording point of the River Clyde, the origins of Glasgow as an established city derive ultimately from its medieval position as Scotlands second largest bishopric. Glasgow increased in importance during the 10th and 11th centuries as the site of this bishopric, reorganised by King David I of Scotland and John, there had been an earlier religious site established by Saint Mungo in the 6th century. The bishopric became one of the largest and wealthiest in the Kingdom of Scotland, bringing wealth, sometime between 1189 and 1195 this status was supplemented by an annual fair, which survives as the Glasgow Fair. Glasgow grew over the following centuries, the first bridge over the River Clyde at Glasgow was recorded from around 1285, giving its name to the Briggait area of the city, forming the main North-South route over the river via Glasgow Cross. The founding of the University of Glasgow in 1451 and elevation of the bishopric to become the Archdiocese of Glasgow in 1492 increased the towns religious and educational status and landed wealth. Its early trade was in agriculture, brewing and fishing, with cured salmon and herring being exported to Europe, Glasgow was subsequently raised to the status of Royal Burgh in 1611. The citys Tobacco Lords created a water port at Port Glasgow on the Firth of Clyde. By the late 18th century more than half of the British tobacco trade was concentrated on Glasgows River Clyde, at the time, Glasgow held a commercial importance as the city participated in the trade of sugar, tobacco and later cotton
3. Scotland – Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles, the Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. The union also created a new Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. Within Scotland, the monarchy of the United Kingdom has continued to use a variety of styles, titles, the legal system within Scotland has also remained separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in both public and private law. Glasgow, Scotlands largest city, was one of the worlds leading industrial cities. Other major urban areas are Aberdeen and Dundee, Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europes oil capital, following a referendum in 1997, a Scottish Parliament was re-established, in the form of a devolved unicameral legislature comprising 129 members, having authority over many areas of domestic policy. Scotland is represented in the UK Parliament by 59 MPs and in the European Parliament by 6 MEPs, Scotland is also a member nation of the British–Irish Council, and the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Scotland comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaels, the Late Latin word Scotia was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, Scotia was being used to refer to Scotland north of the River Forth, alongside Albania or Albany, the use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages. Repeated glaciations, which covered the land mass of modern Scotland. It is believed the first post-glacial groups of hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland around 12,800 years ago, the groups of settlers began building the first known permanent houses on Scottish soil around 9,500 years ago, and the first villages around 6,000 years ago. The well-preserved village of Skara Brae on the mainland of Orkney dates from this period and it contains the remains of an early Bronze Age ruler laid out on white quartz pebbles and birch bark. It was also discovered for the first time that early Bronze Age people placed flowers in their graves, in the winter of 1850, a severe storm hit Scotland, causing widespread damage and over 200 deaths. In the Bay of Skaill, the storm stripped the earth from a large irregular knoll, when the storm cleared, local villagers found the outline of a village, consisting of a number of small houses without roofs. William Watt of Skaill, the laird, began an amateur excavation of the site, but after uncovering four houses
4. A. J. Cronin – Archibald Joseph Cronin, MBChB, MD, DPH, MRCP was a Scottish novelist and physician. His best-known novel was The Citadel, about a doctor in a Welsh mining village who quickly moves up the ladder in London. Cronin had observed this scene closely as a Medical Inspector of Mines and this book promoted controversial new ideas about medical ethics which largely inspired the launch of the National Health Service. Another popular mining novel, set in the North East of England, was The Stars Look Down, both these novels were adapted for film, as were Hatters Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years. His novella Country Doctor was adapted for a long-running BBC radio and TV series Dr Finlays Casebook and his paternal grandparents emigrated from County Armagh, Ireland and were glass and china merchants in Alexandria. Owen Cronin, his grandfather, had his surname changed from Cronague in 1870 and his maternal grandfather, Archibald Montgomerie, was a hatter who owned a shop in Dumbarton. After their marriage, Cronins parents moved to Helensburgh, where he attended Grant Street School, when he was seven years old, his father, an insurance agent and commercial traveler, died from tuberculosis. From an early age, he was a golfer, a sport he enjoyed throughout his life. The family later moved to Yorkhill, Glasgow, where he attended St Aloysius College in the Garnethill area of the city and he played football for the First XI there, an experience he included in one of his last novels, The Minstrel Boy. A family decision that he should study for either the church or medicine was settled by Cronin himself and he won a Carnegie scholarship to study medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1914. He was absent during the 1916–1917 session for naval service, in 1919 he graduated with highest honours, with the degree of MBChB. Later that year he made a trip to India as ships surgeon on a liner, Cronin went on to earn additional degrees, including a Diploma in Public Health and his MRCP. In 1925, he was awarded an M. D. from the University of Glasgow for his dissertation, during World War I, Cronin served as a Surgeon Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve before graduating from medical school. After the war, he trained at various hospitals including Bellahouston and Lightburn Hospitals in Glasgow and he undertook general practice work in a small village on the Clyde, Garelochhead, as well as in Tredegar, a mining town in South Wales. He was involved in the disaster at Ystfad Colliery in Pengelly, where miners were drowned. He subsequently moved to London, where he practised in Harley Street before opening his own thriving medical practice in Notting Hill, Cronin was also the medical officer for Whiteleys at this time and was becoming increasingly interested in ophthalmology. In 1930, after being diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer. At Dalchenna Farm by Loch Fyne, he was able to indulge his lifelong desire to write a novel, having previously written nothing but prescriptions
5. Hardeep Singh Kohli – Hardeep Singh Kohli is a British broadcaster and writer of Sikh heritage who has appeared on radio and television. Kohli was born in London and moved to Glasgow in Scotland when he was four and his parents came to Britain from India in the 1960s. The familys roots lie in the Punjab and his mother was a social worker, and his father a teacher, then a property landlord. His first school was Hillhead Primary School in the West End of Glasgow, at age eight, he moved to St. Aloysius College, a private Roman Catholic school in central Glasgow. Kohli studied Law at the University of Glasgow, while studying, Kohli worked in a few restaurants and began working as an usher at the Citizens Theatre. After leaving university Kohli joined the BBC Scotland graduate production trainee scheme and he moved to BBC Television Centre, London, to direct childrens TV, and Janet Street-Porters series Reportage. He was one of the directors of Itll Never Work, which won awards from the Royal Television Society, Kohli left the corporation in 1996 to begin working independently. He wrote, directed and starred in Channel 4s Meet the Magoons in 2004, nancy Banks Smith and A. A. Gill were lukewarm, and while the show was entered for a Golden Rose at the Montreux Comedy Festival it was unplaced, Kohli presented a documentary In Search of the Tartan Turban, which explored cultural identity as a Briton and a Scot belonging to an ethnic minority. The producers won a childrens BAFTA and produced a brief Channel 4 daytime schools series, Hardeep Does. that covered a variety of issues including sex, religion. In September 2006, Kohli took part in the first series of BBC Ones Celebrity MasterChef programme, reaching the final along with Roger Black, in January 2007, he had a three-part series on Channel 4, £50 Says Youll Watch This, exploring gambling. The show involved Kohli taking part in a celebrity card game, in 2008 Kohli presented a cookery series for UKTV with John Torode and participated in a celebrity edition of The Apprentice to raise money for charity. Sport Relief Does The Apprentice was part of the BBCs annual charity initiative Sport Relief and he was the first Celebrity Apprentice to be fired. He also appeared on Gordon Ramsay, Cook Along Live and he appeared in the Scottish segment of the BBCs 2008 Children in Need appeal, anchored by Jackie Bird and Des Clarke. Also in 2008, Kohli filmed a documentary about Scientology, mainly the so-called Free Zone, the documentary is presented as a road trip, in which he travels from London via East Grinstead, Moscow and Munich to an undisclosed Russian location of a Rons Org training camp. Kohli was the presenter for two of CBBC game show Get 100. In June 2009, he was one of five volunteers who took part in a BBC series of three programmes Famous, Rich and Homeless about living penniless on the streets of London. In August 2013, he presented an edition of The Food Programme on Radio 4, about his fondness for bacon, Kohli also appears quite frequently as a panellist on The Wright Stuff on Channel Five
6. Ian Bannen – Ian Bannen was a Scottish character actor and occasional leading man. Bannen was known for starring as Christopher Lowe in From Beyond the Grave, Jim Prideaux in the BBC production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Jackie OShea in Waking Ned Devine. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Flight of the Phoenix, Bannen was born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, the son of Clare and John James Bannen, a lawyer. Bannen served in the British Army after attending St Aloysius College, Glasgow and Ratcliffe College and his first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin stage production of Armlet of Jade. He became a figure on the London stage, making a name for himself in the plays of both Shakespeare and Eugene ONeill. He was an member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared on Broadway as well. His film debut occurred in the early 1950s with a role in Pool of London. He had a significant role as Stoker Samuel Bannister in Yangtse Incident. During the early stages of his career he worked with the Boulting Brothers on Privates Progress and that same year, he starred alongside Sean Connery in the WW2 prison drama, The Hill. Bannen turned down roles in Hawaii Five-O, Van der Valk. His notable television appearances include parts in Doctor Finlay, Thriller, according to screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt, Bannen never felt comfortable with the part. The anxiety adversely affected his performance during the early filming, schlesinger replaced Bannen with Peter Finch, who received an Oscar nomination for the role. Ian Bannen received in 1965 an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Flight of the Phoenix as Ratbags Crow and he also received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as suspected child molester Kenneth Baxter in The Offence. In 1996, he was honoured with the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award, Bannen was killed, aged 71, in a car accident by Loch Ness in November 1999. He and his wife, Marilyn Salisbury, who had been driving, were discovered in a vehicle at Knockies Straight between Inverness and Fort Augustus. His wife, a veterinarian for the Ministry of Agriculture, suffered minor injuries. The couple had married since 1976, they had no children. Coatbridge College, Lanarkshire annually presents the Ian Bannen Memorial Award to the best actor or actress in its classes, Bannen was posthumously given the 2000 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award
7. John Cummings (musician) – John Cummings is a Scottish musician and record producer, best known for being a member of Glaswegian band Mogwai, mostly playing guitar, as well as programming, keyboards and vocals. After forming and playing a few gigs in 1995 as a three-piece, though he mostly contributed guitar to the band, Cummings has also sung on the song Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep, from 2003s Happy Songs for Happy People. He left Mogwai in November 2015 to pursue a solo career, Cummings was briefly a member of indie rock supergroup, The Reindeer Section, contributing guitar to the first album. Cummings produced Part Chimps albums Chart Pimp and I Am Come, the Magnificents album Year of Explorers, Trouts Norma Jean EP and Street Horrrsing by Fuck Buttons. He also contributed guitar to The Zephyrs 2004 album, A Year to the Day, in 2015 Cummings composed the musical score of the documentary film S Is for Stanley. Throughout his time in Mogwai, Cummings has mainly used various models of the Fender Telecaster Custom and Gibson SG, often using irregular tunings
8. Paul Dourish – Paul Dourish is a computer scientist best known for his work and research at the intersection of computer science and social science. Born in Scotland, he is a professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and he is a Fellow of the ACM, and winner of the CSCW2016 Lasting Impact award. Dourish has published two books and over 100 scientific articles, and holds 19 US patents, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Dourish received a B. Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1989. He moved five years later to work at Rank Xerox EuroPARC in Cambridge, UK, after completing his Ph. D, he moved to California, working for Apple Computer in Cupertino, California. He worked in research laboratories at Apple Computer until they closed 10 months later and then at Xeroxs Palo Alto Research Center, in 2000, Dourish moved to Southern California, when he joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. Since then, he has remained a professor of Informatics while being involved in numerous organizations. He has graduated a number of working in academia and industry. His published work is primarily in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer supported cooperative work and he is the author of over 100 scientific publications, and holds 19 US patents. His research tends to both on technical and social domains, and speak to the relationship between them. In addition to his appointment in Informatics, he has courtesy appointments in Computer Science, from 2004-2006, he was Associate Director at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. He co-directs the Center for Social Computing, one of Intel Corporations US science, based at UC Irvine, this center involves academic partners from NYU, Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Indiana University. In 2008, he was elected to the CHI Academy in recognition of his contributions to Human-Computer Interaction, Dourish won the Diana Forsythe Award in 2002, and the BM Faculty Award in 2006 under the American Medical Informatics Association. He was also awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2002, Dourish recently received a $201,000 grant to conduct research on peoples online participation in social movements. Dourish recently received a $400,000 grant to research how the design process works when a team is split up through different cultures. Dourish also recently received a $247,000 grant to research how social media ties into death in real life, in 2015 he was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for contributions in social computing and human-computer interaction. Dourish mainly performs research in three areas of human-computer interaction. This includes work under ubiquitous computing, computer-supported cooperative work, and Social Studies of Science, Dourish combines this technical research with sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies in an effort that he calls embodied interaction. One of Dourishs most recognized contributions has been bringing sociological and phenomenological understandings of human activity to the design of technological systems and he also drew on Schutzian phenomenology to argue that tangible computing and social computing share an underlying emphasis on people as embodied, social actors
9. Armando Iannucci – Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at Oxford University and left work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannuccis television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4. Moving back to the BBC in 2005, Iannucci created the political sitcom The Thick of It as well as the spoof documentary Time Trumpet in 2006. Winning funding from the UK Film Council, he directed an acclaimed feature film, In the Loop. As a result of works, he has been described by The Daily Telegraph as the hardman of political satire. Iannucci created the HBO political satire Veep, and was its showrunner for four seasons from 2012 to 2015, other works during this period include an operetta libretto, Skin Deep, and his radio series Charm Offensive. In March 2012, it was announced that he is working on his first novel, Tongue International and his father, also called Armando, is from Naples, while his mother was born in Glasgow to an Italian family. His father, who came to Scotland in 1950, ran a pizza factory, Iannucci has two brothers and a sister. He was educated at St Peters Primary School, St. Aloysius College, Glasgow, the University of Glasgow, and University College, Oxford, in his teens, he thought seriously about becoming a Roman Catholic priest. He abandoned graduate work on 17th-century religious language, with reference to Miltons Paradise Lost. Iannucci first received fame as the producer for On the Hour on Radio 4. Baynham was closely involved with both Morriss and Lee & Herrings work – simultaneously at one point, between 1995 and 1999, Iannucci produced and hosted The Saturday Night Armistice. In 2000, he created two pilot episodes for Channel 4, which became The Armando Iannucci Shows and this was an eight-part series for Channel 4 broadcast in 2001, written with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil. The series consisted of Iannucci pondering pseudo-philosophical and jocular ideas and fantasies in between surreal sketches, Iannucci has been quoted as saying it is the comedy series he is most proud of making. He told The Metro in April 2007 The Armando Iannucci Show on Channel 4 came out around 9/11, people had other things on their minds
10. Darren O'Dea – Darren ODea is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Scottish Premiership club Dundee. ODea began his career on the team of Celtic, with whom he played from 2006 to 2012. During his time on Celtic, he was loaned to Reading, Ipswich Town, while playing for Leeds, ODea won the Ireland Young International Player of the Year Award. For more first-team opportunities he switched clubs and countries, joining Toronto FC of Major League Soccer for a year until 2013, the following season, he represented FC Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine. ODeas stint was cut due to the Ukrainian political situation. In July 2015, he signed with Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC, after being capped by the youth national teams of the Republic of Ireland, ODea made his senior-team debut in 2009 and has been capped 20 times. He represented Ireland at the 2012 UEFA European Championship, born in Dublin, ODea played for Home Farm before he was signed by Celtic as a teenager. After making his way through the reserves and academy side, he made his debut for Celtic in the Scottish League Cup against St Mirren in September 2006. A month later, ODea made his debut against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. His UEFA Champions League debut was on 6 December against Danish club F. C. Copenhagen as a substitute for the injured Stephen McManus, ODea made his first league starting appearance against Dunfermline Athletic four days after his Champions League debut. Later that month he scored his first goal in a match against Dundee United, ODeas first season saw Celtic win the 2007 Scottish Cup Final, where he scored a goal against Livingston. After playing 16 times for Celtic, ODea signed a contract in March 2007. In his second season he incorporated Celtic win the league championship and that season, he primarily played centre-back. During the 2008–09 season ODea made a total of sixteen appearances and his extra-time goal in the 2009 Scottish League Cup Final gave Celtic the trophy. After playing fifty times for the club, ODea was loaned to championship club Reading in September 2009 for more first-team experience and he made his debut in a 0–0 draw against Doncaster Rovers, with his second-half shot saved by Doncaster goalkeeper Neil Sullivan. In a September interview, ODea was reluctant to return to Celtics few match opportunities, returning from Reading in January 2010, he started all five games that month. ODea was appointed captain after Stephen McManus went on loan to Middlesbrough. Again superfluous on Celtic, he was loaned to Ipswich Town on 18 August 2010 until January 2011, in January ODea said he was uncertain if his loan would be extended because of the sacking of Ipswich manager Roy Keane, expressing his desire to stay
11. Sydney MacEwan – Canon Sydney Alfred MacEwan was a Scottish tenor, who sang traditional Scottish and Irish songs. He was born and brought up in the Springburn area of Glasgow by his mother alone, Sydney was the younger of two brothers. His mother was Irish, from the Portadown area, and his father was born in Partick, the family were poor but Sydneys mother managed to pay for music lessons for both her sons and both won bursaries to good schools. Sydney attended St Aloysius College in Garnethill from 1919–24, before transferring to Hillhead Academy, aged 12, his brother entered him into an end-of-the-pier talent show in Dunoon. Come the Grand Final of the contest at the end of the summer, Sydney was the winner, receiving a prize of five shillings. At the age of 18, Sydney MacEwan entered training to become a Jesuit priest at Manresa House in Roehampton, London and he chose to study at Glasgow University instead. While at university, his talents were noticed and he began a singing career on the advice of Sir Compton Mackenzie. He began recording for Parlophone in 1934 while still attending the Royal Academy of Music in London and he toured in 1936, playing to audiences in Canada, the United States and Australia, and the tour was repeated in 1938. He was ordained in St Andrews Cathedral, Glasgow in 1944 and he nonetheless continued to record and tour. Further trips to North America and Australia took place until as late as 1956 and he helped with funds to renovate the Church of St Margarets in Lochgilphead, in Argyll, where he was parish priest for 17 years before moving to St Andrews Church in Rothesay. A stained glass window in the church in Lochgilphead is dedicated to the MacEwan family and he was featured on the BBCs This Is Your Life programme in October 1962 and his autobiography, On the High Cs, was published in 1973. In 1977 he was defeated in the election for Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow. He spent his years as retired priest, assisting when necessary at Our Lady. Sydney MacEwan died in September 1991, aged 82 and his funeral was held in St Andrews Cathedral, the church where he was ordained. He was survived by a brother, profile, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed 10 August 2014. Sydney MacEwans appearance on This Is Your Life, bigredbook. info, accessed 10 August 2014