Biography of William Maclagan
William Gauld Maclagan
William Gauld Maclagan (1903-1972) was Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1946 to 1969. The Maclagan Prize is named for him.
A graduate of Exeter College, Oxford, Maclagan gained a PhD at the University of Edinburgh and became an assistant in the Department of Logic and Metaphysics there. He was a Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, 1930 to 1946 (seconded to the Treasury from 1940 to 1946) before his appointment to the Chair in Glasgow, where he was respected as an erudite and inspiring teacher.