John Boyd Orr, 1880-1971
The Boyd Orr Building is named for John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, former student of the University, physician, nutritionist, rector of Glasgow University from 1945 to 1947 and Nobel laureate.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949. From the Nobel Website: “Physician; Alimentary Politician; Prominent organizer and Director, General Food and Agricultural Organization; President, National Peace Council and World Union of Peace Organizations”
The above photo is from the foyer of the Boyd Orr Building, on one of the pillars next to the two main lecture theatres as you enter from the University Avenue entrance.
Apparently his Noble medal is on display in the Hunterian Museum. Must make note and go find it one day, along with any more of the 6 Nobel medals associated with the University of Glasgow.
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