Elected: 1967
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor William Whigham Fletcher FRSE
Professor Bill Fletcher was a well-known figure in the world of academia and beyond. He stood above most of his contemporaries in most things, as a larger-than-life character whose achievements, intellect and influence were quite simply outstanding, if not phenomenal, for his generation. Students at Strathclyde University, where he spent most of his career, recognised him as one of their own, always willing to listen to their grievances and to right them where appropriate.

Bill spent the formative years of his childhood and schooling in the Burgh of Airdrie, and freely acknowledged the value of his upbringing in an unprivileged family dedicated to education. His academic pedigree was to reach the heights.

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