Person:Keith McWatters (1)

Keith Gordon McWatters
m. 18 OCT 1930
  1. Douglas McWatters - 2009
  2. Keith Gordon McWatters1931 - 1995
Facts and Events
Name Keith Gordon McWatters
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 SEP 1931 Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Degree[1] 1952 University of Queensland
Death[1][2] 26 APR 1995 Liverpool, England, United KingdomCause: Bladder cancer
Occupation[1] professor of French at Universities of Leicester, Glasgow and Liverpool
Burial[3][2] Lochranza churchyard, Isle of Arran, Scotland

(From the research of Michael McWatters, Armadale, W.A.)

K. G. McWatters matriculated in 1948 at University of Queenland with an open scholarship. During his scholarship he was awarded the "Mary Alison Miles Munro" Scholarship for French. He graduated with first class honours in Modern Languages (English and French) in 1952. After obtaining the diploma of Education he taught for several years in secondary schools in Queensland and New South Wales before becoming an advisory teacher for migrant education under the Commonwealth Office of Education.

In 1957 Keith Gordon McWatters was awarded a French government scholarship and taught as an assistant d'Anglais in Grenoble in 1957. In 1961 he obtained the degree of docteur de I'Universitè (Grenoble) for a thesis which received the Mention; tres honorable á l' unanimitè in 1961.

Returning to Australia he was appointed to a lectureship in French at the University of Queensland.    In 1964 Keith took a post of senior lecturer in French at Leicester University, England.    And from 1965 to 1974 he was a senior lecturer in French at Glasgow University, Scotland. 
               In 1974 Keith Gordon McWatters was appointed to the chair of French at Liverpool University, England, Where in 1979 he became James Barrow Professor of French, a position which he held until his death.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Obituary for Keith G. McWatters, from The (London) Independent website.
  2. 2.0 2.1 E-mail from Penny Goodchild McWatters, 1 Sep 08.
  3. Research of Michael McWatters, Armadale, Western Australia, reported Oct 7, 2002.