Ray Beachey Author

Raymond Wendell Beachey (24 October 1915 – 10 July 2010) was a Canadian educator, historian and academic best known for his work at Makerere University in Uganda in the 1950s and 1960s. In this capacity he tutored many important African leaders including Benedicto Kiwanuka, Yusuf Lule and Mwai Kibaki, but was concerned that Uganda was not ready for independence at the time it was granted and saw the dicatorial regimes of Idi Amin and Milton Obote as the result of the haste with which the British withdrew from the country. He was also an historian of East Africa and published a number of important reference works on the subject. Beachey was born in the village of Trout Creek, Ontario, and worked at logging camps to pay for his education before obtaining a job in fianance in Ottawa and subsequently joining the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He served in Europe and saw action, but suffered from depression and spent some time in a psychiatric unit. After the war he married Urusula Molloy and returned to Canada, taking a degree at Queen's University in Ontario followed by a PhD in Imperial History at the University of Edinburgh.

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Date of birth
October 24th, 1915
Date of death
July 10th, 2010 at age of 94


1. University of Edinburgh Colleges/University

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a public research university located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. Entrance is intensely competitive, with 12 applications per place in the last admissions cycle. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the 6th in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is ranked the top rated in Scotland and the 6th and 7th in Europe according to the 2011 QS and Times Higher Education Ranking Globally, the 2011 QS rankings placed the university 20th in the world. It is the only Scottish university to be a member of both the elite Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 of Europe's most prominent and renowned research universities.

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Type Public university
2012. 238 mil. £
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Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL - Edinburgh, Scotland
2013. 21,677
2010. 19,106
2013. 11,191
2010. 9,868
Acceptance rate
2012. 11.5 %
Local tuition
2013. 1.82 K £
Official web page www.ed.ac.uk
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Written work

1.The slave trade of eastern Africa

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. at New York City

2.A history of East Africa, 1592 1902

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City


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