Robert Forsyth Scott
Scott was educated at the High School, Edinburgh, then in Stuttgart before becoming a student at University College, London. In 1870, while a student at University College, London, he was awarded a Whitworth Exhibition. He went on to read mathematics at St John's College, where he was fourth wrangler in the Tripos in 1875 and was elected to a fellowship in 1877.
After publishing The Theory of Determinants and Their Applications in 1880, Scott turned his attention to the law, become a barrister in 1883, and to institutional history, including histories of St. John's College, Cambridge, published between 1882 and 1907. In 1908 he was appointed as the Master of St John's College, a position he held until his death in Cambridge in 1933, and from 1910 to 1912 he served as Vice-chancellor of the University. On his death he left the library of St John's one of the largest collection of Burmese manuscripts in Europe.
- History of St John's College, Cambridge
- The theory of determinants and their applications (with George Ballard),Cambridge University Press, 1904.
- Biography of Robert Forsyth Scott
- "Scott, Robert Forsyth (SCT871RF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Digitization of History: Centre for History and Economics
- Works by Robert Forsyth Scott at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Robert Forsyth Scott at Internet Archive
|Master of St John's College, Cambridge
| Succeeded by|
Ernest Alfred Benians
Arthur James Mason
|Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
| Succeeded by|
Stuart Alexander Donaldson