Bruce Durie, BSc PhD FIBiol CBiol FLS FRSA
FSAScot(born 1954) is Course Director, Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and an author.
Personal life and education
Bruce Durie was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, and educated at
KirkcaldyHigh School and the University of Edinburgh. Originally a biochemist/pharmacologist, teaching and researching in those disciplines at Edinburgh, Central London (Now University of Westminster), Kingston Universityand elsewhere, he was awarded the IBRO/UNESCO Fellowhip in 1977 as "Scotland's most promising young neuroscientist". He later worked as Head of External Affairs at Kingston University, Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festivaland Director of Development (CPD) at Napier University, Edinburgh.
Bruce Durie left Napier University to take up full-time writing and professional genealogy. Now he combines genealogical research on behalf of clients - mainly in the USA and Europe - with an academic position as Genealogy Coordinator for the University of Strathclyde, where he has set up postgraduate Certificate and Diploma courses in Genealogical Studies. He is also the official Archivist and Historian to the Chief of the Durie family. He is writing a series of genealogical manuals and textbooks for a variety of publishers.
Bruce Durie's IT and internet books for [http://www.howtobooks.co.uk/ How To Books] were best sellers.He is also the author of a number of historical works for [http://www.suttonpublishing.co.uk/ Sutton Publishing] .His interest in Victorian crime is expressed in his loving recreation of the works of
J E P Muddock( Dick Donovan), one of the most influential detective story writers and popular before Sherlock Holmes, but now largely forgotten. His own Victorian detective, McArdle, had his first outing the "The Murder of Young Tom Morris".
Business & IT Non-Fiction
*"Medicine" - McDonalds Educational Press, London, 1987 (Short-listed for the Royal Society/ COPUS Science Book Prize, 1988)
*"Success and Creativity in Pharmaceutical Research and Development". - IBC, London 1991
*"Creating a Web Site" - How To Books August 1998
*"1000 Best Web Sites" - How To Books September 1999
*"e-Business – Selling on the Internet" - How To Books August 2000
*"e-Business Essentials" - Top tips on running a business on the Internet -How To Books July 2000
*"Quick Fix Your Web Life" - 450 of the best sites together with over 200 tips for getting the best from your computer How To Books February 2000 "'Fiction
*"The High History of the Holy Quail" - Gath-Askelon Publishing (2001)
*"The Murder of Young Tom Morris " - Gath-Askelon Publishing (2004)
*"Dick Donovan - The Glasgow Detective" - Mercat Press (2006)
*(Ed) "The Man-Hunter by Dick Donovan ": facsimile reproduction of the original 1888 Chatto & Windus volume with critical introduction - Gath-Askelon (2005)
*(Ed) "Caught At Last! by Dick Donovan": facsimile reproduction of the original 1889 Chatto & Windus volume with critical introduction - Gath-Askelon (2005)
*(Ed) "Romances from a Detective’s Case-Book": the Dick Donovan stories from Strand, 1892, republished with additional and interpretative material - Gath-Askelon (2005)
Local History and Genealogy
*"A Century of Glasgow" - Sutton Publishing (October 2000)
*"Glasgow Past and Present" - Sutton Publishing (October 2001)
*"Kirkcaldy & East Fife " - Sutton Publishing (May 2002)
*"A Century of Dunfermline " Sutton Publishing (November 2002)
*"The Story of Stirling" - Sutton Publishing (May 2003)
*"Scottish Genealogy" Sutton Publishing (2007)
*"Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pneumonic Numismatist". 1991 (performed at 12 locations around the UK and in Chicago, USA, starring Simon Williams and William Simons).
*"MacPherson’s Rant" (Written for and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1992)
*Screenplay for "MacPherson’s Rant" (Feature film, currently in development)"'
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Clan Durie — Crest badge … Wikipedia
Clan Bruce — Crest badge … Wikipedia
Robert I of Scotland — Infobox Monarch | name = Robert I title = King of Scots nationality = Scottish reign = 1306 ndash;1329 coronation = 1306 predecessor = John successor = David II heir = John the Bruce consort = i) Isabella of Mar ii) Elizabeth de Burgh issue =… … Wikipedia
List of University of Edinburgh people — is a list of notable graduates and former faculty of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The University is associated with nine Nobel Prize winners (Source: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/edinburgh/alumni.html)Politics and… … Wikipedia
J. E. Preston Muddock — James Edward Preston Muddock also known as Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock and Dick Donovan (May 28, 1843 ndash; January 23, 1934), was a prolific British journalist and author of mystery and horror fiction. For a time his detective stories were… … Wikipedia
Престон Маддок, Джеймс Эдуард — В Википедии есть статьи о других людях с такой фамилией, см. Престон (значения). Джеймс Эдуард Престон Маддок James Edward Preston Muddock Псевдонимы: Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock Dick Donovan Дата рождения: 28 мая 1843( … Википедия
Престон Маддок — Престон Маддок, Джеймс Эдуард Джеймс Эдуард Престон Маддок James Edward Preston Muddock Псевдонимы: Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock Dick Donovan Дата рождения: 28 мая 1843(1843 05 28) Место рождения … Википедия
Double mixte du tournoi de Wimbledon 1990 — Date 25 juin au 8 juillet Lieu … Wikipédia en Français
History of Dunfermline — The history of Dunfermline is famous for being one of two ecclestrial centres and also having one of the oldest royal burghs in Fife. Early history Pictish and Celtic names in the Dunfermline area are multiple. For example, the bal (a dwelling)… … Wikipedia
Dunfermline — Coordinates: 56°04′19″N 3°26′21″W / 56.07192°N 3.43930°W / 56.07192; 3.43930 … Wikipedia