University of Glasgow holds funeral and memorial service for William McIlvanney

A funeral and memorial service will be held at the University of Glasgow for alumnus William McIlvanney.

William McIlvanneyWilliam McIlvanney, writer, poet and political thinker, died last week after a short illness. He was 79.

His funeral service will take place in the University Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 16 December at 12.30 pm followed by a Service of Cremation at Clydebank Crematorium at 2.30pm. The funeral in the chapel is for family and friends only. 

A Memorial Service will be held in the Bute Hall on Saturday 2 April at 3.00pm. 

William Angus McIlvanney graduated from the University of Glasgow MA in 1959. Read more about his life at The University of Glasgow story. 


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First published: 7 December 2015