Concert in memory of Dr Suzanne Ullmann

Students at the University of Glasgow hosted a charity concert on 2 May in memory of Dr Suzanne Ullmann, long-serving lecturer in zoology at the University of Glasgow.

The purpose of the concert held at Turnbull Hall was to raise funds for a group of students to travel to Spain to walk part of the Camino de Santiago, a Christian pilgrimage trail.

The students choose to hold the event in Dr Ullmann’s memory as she had walked the Camino de Santiago with students during her time teaching at the University.   

More about Dr Suzanne Ullmann

Dr Suzanne L. Ullmann, died last year age 78.

She was born in Budapest in 1935 but had lived in the UK since the end of the Second World War.

Her account of surviving Nazi occupation was recently published in Open House.

In 1967 Dr Ullmann moved to Glasgow and lectured for 25 years at the University of Glasgow. Her initial research interests were in the reproductive system of beetles, she moved first to mice and, following a year's study leave in Australia, became fascinated by the strange reproductive systems of marsupials. On her return to Glasgow, she established a breeding colony of potoroos and soon extended this to include the opossum Monodelphis domestica.

She retired in 1992 but remained active in research on marsupials after her retirement.

Dr Ullmann is survived by her three brothers and one sister. 

First published: 30 April 2015

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