Kay, Sydney Alexander


Student U.C.D. [University College Dundee] 1893-1894 N. Phil.; Inter. Math.; Chem.; Prac. Chem. 1894-1895 Phys. Lab.; Prac. Chem.; Physiol. B. Sc 27.3.1896. D. Sc. 1.4.1902.

Private assistant, chemistry department [St Andrews] 1899-1900.

Lecturer in Chemistry, St Andrews University 1900-1909.


Born 12.8.1874 son of Mitchell Donald Kay, commercial clerk, Dundee and Agnes Crichton Abbott.

Attended Dundee High School.


Also studied Stockholm and Leipzig.

Private assistant, Chemistry Department 1899-1900. [St Andrews University]

Lecturer in Chemistry, St Andrews University 1900-1909. [University lecturer]

Worked in Chemistry Dept., Edinburgh University. 1909-1914. Lecturer in Chemistry, Edinburgh University 1914-26.5.1933 (died).


[Died 26.5.1933.]


  • College Echoes 1904/05 p73, 75, 1909/10 p17, 19
  • Nature 132 1933 p54
  • Edinburgh University Journal 6 107
  • Births Reg. Dundee, St Peter 1874/627