Elected: 1937
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Sir Edward Maitland Wright FRSE
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Sir Edward’s working life was full and long. He supported himself from the age of 14 until he retired as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen at the age of 70. He had been elected to the Chair of Mathematics there at the early age of 29. While under his guidance as Principal, the university went through a vigorous expansion with many new buildings and new appointments. He had enormous affection for Aberdeen, both the city and its ancient university. When he retired he stayed on in Aberdeen, until at the age of 90, he left to live with his son in Berkshire. He died peacefully a few days before his 99th birthday and is buried in Oxford. He particularly enjoyed the company of his grandchildren, Jane, Lucy, Vicky and Edward and was delighted when he became a great-grandfather.