Ian Michael (SH 29-33).
Dr Ian Michael, the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malawi died on the 24th October, 2014 at the age of ninety eight.
He was a world authority on the history and teaching of English grammar. Born in Kelso, he was educated at St Bees School.
Following university he went on to teach in a number of schools and universities in England before continuing his distinguished career in education overseas. He was the first Professor of Education at the University of Khartoum in the Sudan before taking up his post in Malawi in 1964. Following nine successful years in which he oversaw the great expansion of the university, he resigned in 1973 to become deputy director of the Institute of Education in London. He retired in 1978. His large library was donated to the Institute at that time.