Elected: 1966
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor William Mulligan FRSE

Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Physiology, University of Glasgow.

Professor William ‘Bill’ Mulligan, was a former Dean of the Glasgow Veterinary School and Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1966.

Bill was born in Partick, Glasgow. He received most of his education in Northern Ireland and graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast BSc. (First Class Honours) in Chemistry in 1943. He joined the department of chemistry as an assistant that year. The staff of the department had been seriously depleted by the loss of a number of senior members to the armed forces and to other war work. This put a heavy teaching load on a group of assistants in the department. In spite of the load Bill managed to play a full part in a range of university activities. He was president of the Chemical Society; the Literary and Scientific Society (the university debating society) and represented Queen’s in a number of inter university debates. Read full obituary