William Whitla

Statue of William Whitla at Queens

This is the statue of Sir William Whitla that graces the side of the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University of Belfast.

For me, Whitla’s name is inextricably linked to Queen’s – Whitla Hall was the first place I went to when I was matriculating (I think), I’ve taken exams there, and it was where I eventually received my degree in 1999.

I bet if you’ve been to Queen’s, you’ve probably never paid much attention to Whitla. So, in the interests of research, here’s very thorough biography of the man.

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