Prof. David W. Purdie
MD FRCP Ed.
Doctor of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Prof. David Purdie is an Author, Editor and an After-Dinner Speaker described by The Daily Telegraph as,
‘ Arguably our best of the moment ‘.
David was born privately and educated publicly at Ayr Academy and then Glasgow University where he graduated in Medicine. He followed an academic and research career which took him to Leeds University as a Clinical Dean of the Medical School.
His scientific publications and his MD Doctoral Thesis were in the diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease, .
He is a Hon. Fellow of IASH, Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Fellows of IASH work in the fields of: Classics; Philosophy; History and English Literature.
David is the author of humorous books on Golf and Academia – and is co-editor of The Burns Encyclopaedia and Thring’s Practical Legislation.
He is a past-Chairman of the Saints & Sinners Club of Scotland and of the Sir Walter Scott Club. He chairs the annual dinner of the Edinburgh Burns Club and is President in Scotland of the The Lord’s Taverners, the cricketing charity.
David is a Patron of the National Galleries and National Library of Scotland and a Contributor to the JP Morgan Library, New York City