Colin Drummond (c1685-1753)

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Colin Drummond (c1685-1753) was appointed Regent of Philosophy at Edinburgh University on 24 October 1707. Following the abolition of the regenting system in 1708, he was appointed to the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics, which he occupied until 1730 when he succeeded William Scott "secundus" (d. 1729) in the Chair of Greek. He was succeeded by John Stevenson (1695-1775) as Professor of Logic and Metaphysics and by Robert Hunter (c1703-1779) as Professor of Greek. (Hunter had previously assisted Drummond as Co-Professor of Greek from 1741, as had Robert Law (d. 1741) between 1738 and 1741.)