At the invitation of the directors of the Edinburgh School of Arts, George Buchanan ♂ delivers a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy in the Freemasons' Hall, remarkable for the original and striking experiments. Sources: 1
George was born circa 1790. He was educated at Edinburgh University, where he was a favourite student of Sir John Leslie.
Although he started out as a land surveyor, his strong scientific bent soon led him to devote himself to the profession of a civil engineer and made a considerable local reputation. He was a constant contributor to the Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts and contributed the article on Furnaces to the eight edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was elected president of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts for the session 1847-8.
George died of lung disease.