Donald Roderick MacLeod

Biography of Donald Roderick MacLeod

Donald Roderick MacLeod matriculation slip, 1941-1942
Donald Roderick MacLeod matriculation slip, 1941-1942

Donald Roderick MacLeod graduated MA from the University of Glasgow on the 5th November 1949. The son of Donald MacLeod, a fisherman, he was born on the 8th August 1923 in Knock, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis.

In 1941, MacLeod enrolled at the University. He embarked on an arts course, studying English and Political Economy in his first year. However, MacLeod’s university career was interrupted by the escalation of World War II, and he ceased his studies after his first year. It is not known what role he played in the war, but five years later, after the war had finished, MacLeod returned to the University. In the session beginning 1947, he matriculated in History, Higher English and Geology. In his final year, he studied Celtic, Geography and Logic. He appears to have been a particularly gifted Celtic student, receiving a first class certificate, as well as the Weston Robertson Memorial Prize for study in this field. MacLeod finished his studies in 1949, obtaining an MA Ordinary Degree

After his graduation, MacLeod returned to his family home on the Isle of Lewis. By 1957, he was employed as a teacher. MacLeod lived to the age of 88, passing away on the 31st December 2011.


Donald Roderick MacLeod
Born 8 August 1923.
Died 31 December 2011.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1949; Arts, 1941-1942, 1947-1949;
Occupation categories: teachers
Record last updated: 2nd Sep 2019

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