THE Professor of History in Glasgow University was born in London, 31st March, 1861, and is a son of Lieut.-General J. G. Medley, R.E., and of Adelaide Charlotte, daughter of Brigadier-General J. Steel, C.B. In 1875 he entered Wellington College, where he won the Prince Consort's gold medal, and was Senior Prefect and a member of the cricket eleven. In 1880 he proceeded to Keble College, Oxford, and having distinguished himself by taking first-class honours in the School of Modern History in 1883, he successively held the appointments of Lecturer from 1884 to 1887 and Tutor from 1887 to 1899. He was Examiner in the Honours School of Modern History at Oxford from 1897 to 1899, and in the Cambridge Historical Tripos in 1904 and 1905. Meanwhile in 1899 he received the appointment to the Chair of History in Glasgow University, and since that date he has taken an active part in the public affairs of Glasgow, both within the University and outside. He is Dean of the Faculty of arts, Convener of the Committee on Military Education, and of the External Examinations and Appointments Committee, representative of the University on the Glasgow General Educational Endowments Board, and Honorary President of the University Athletic Club. He is also the University representative on the Territorial Force Association, was a member of Glasgow School Board from 1906 till 1909, and is a Member of Council of Glasgow Athenaeum Commercial College.
He is the author of "A Students' Manual of Constitutional History," first published in 1894, of which a fourth edition was issued 1907. He also contributed to Wakeman and Hassall's "Constitutional Essays" (Longmans), and to the illustrated edition of "Social England" (Cassell & Co.).
Professor Medley married Isabel Alice, daughter of the Rev. J. L. Gibbs, and has four sons and three daughters.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)