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Sir Allen McClay, DSc 1995 (died on January 12 2010)

Sir Allen McClay was the founding Chair of the Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation and one of the largest benefactors to Queen’s in the University’s history. The  McClay Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, which bears his name, was funded by The McClay Trust, a charitable body which he established. 

He also made substantial donations to support research and education in Chemistry and Pharmacy at Queen’s, and to a range of other projects, including The Library at Queen’s and the restoration of the University’s Great Hall. 

He is survived by his wife, Heather.

(Full obituaries can be found in Times Online and Irish Times).



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