Our President in 1928 was::
Professor George Gordon
He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 29th Annual Dinner on Friday 23rd November 1928 in The North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh.
Read the text of his address here
George Stuart Gordon (1881–1942) was a British literary scholar.
He was educated at Glasgow University and Oriel College, Oxford, where he received a First Class in Classical Moderations in 1904, Literae Humaniores in 1906, and the Stanhope Prize in 1905. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1907 to 1915.
He was Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds from 1913 to 1922. Later, he was Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford, from 1922 to 1928; President of Magdalen College, Oxford, Professor of Poetry there, and Vice-Chancellor (1938–1941). His students at Oxford included the author Sherard Vines.
He famously argued that English Literature was capable of having a widespread and positive influence. In his inaugural lecture for his Merton professorship, he argued that "England is sick, and … English literature must save it. The Churches (as I understand) having failed, and social remedies being slow, English literature has now a triple function: still, I suppose, to delight and instruct us, but also, and above all, to save our souls and heal the State".
Text Source: Wikipedia
Image source: The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club Annual Bulletin 1928