Ivy McClelland

Biography of Ivy McClelland

Ivy McClelland
Ivy McClelland

The Ivy McClelland Research Chair of Spanish was founded in 1995. It is named for Professor Ivy Lilian McClelland (1908-2006).

Born in Liverpool, Ivy McClelland was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Spanish at the University in 1930. She became Lecturer and was a tutor and sub-warden at Queen Margaret Hall of Residence from the 1940s until the 1960s. She took charge of the Spanish Department during the Second World War, when Professor William Atkinson was seconded to the Foreign Office, and became a Reader there in 1966.

Ivy McClelland retired in 1973, when she became a Senior Research Fellow. The annual Ivy McClelland Lecture was established in 1981, and she was awarded a DLitt in 1989. In 1997, she was appointed to an honorary professorship.


Ivy McClelland

Born 18 May 1908.
Died 2 April 2006.
University Link: Honorary Graduate, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degree: DLitt, 1989;
Occupation categories: hispanists
Record last updated: 25th Jan 2012

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  • Professor

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