William Maclagan

Biography of William Maclagan

William Gauld 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.


William Maclagan
Moral Philosopher

Born 1903.
Died 14 December 1972.
University Link: Memorialised, Professor
Occupation categories: moral philosophers
Record last updated: 12th Aug 2008

University Connections

University Roles

  • Memorialised
  • Professor


Academic Posts



There are no comments available.