Identity Statement for Arthur W. Conway

  • Reference code: IE UCDA LA26
  • Title: Papers of Arthur W. Conway (1875–1949)
  • Dates: 1941
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: 1p
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
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Biographical History

Dr Arthur W. Conway was the president of University College Dublin, 1909–40. Born in Wexford in 1875, he received his early education in St Peter’s College and proceeded to enter old University College, Dublin in 1892. He received his BA Degree in 1896 with honours in Latin, English, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. In 1897 he received his MA degree with highest honours in mathematics and proceeded to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, becoming University Scholar there in 1901. Also in 1901, he was appointed to the professorship of Mathematical Physics in the old University College and held the Chair until the creation of the new college in 1909. He remained a distinguished scholar in the field of mathematics and theoretical physics, and made a special study of Sir William Rowan Hamilton. He was also active in college life, being appointed Registrar, a position he occupied until his election as president in 1940. He retired from the Presidency in 1947.

Scope and Content

Invitation card from the National University of Ireland Club, Lr Grosvenor Place, London SW1, to Dr A.W. Conway, President, University College Dublin, to a song recital by Alfredo Orda Wdowczak, famous Polish baritone, on 14 December 1941.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
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