Biography of Edward Hindle
Edward Hindle (d 1973) was Regius Professor of Zoology from 1935 to 1943.
A graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Hindle became known for his work on insect-borne diseases and was Professor of Biology at the Cairo School of Medicine, 1919 to 1924, and Beit Research Fellow in Tropical Diseases at the Wellcome Bureau of Scientific Research, 1928 to 1933. During his time at Glasgow, he encouraged research in genetics and freshwater biology. Among the talented scientists he invited to work in his department was Guido Pontecorvo, returned to the University from internment as an alien in 1942.
Hindle served in the Royal Engineers and the Signal Service Training Unit during the First World War and was a Commanding Officer of the University's Officer Training Corps during the Second World War. He was a founder of the Zoological Society of Glasgow, which opened Calderpark Zoo after he had left the city to become Scientific Director of the Zoological Society of London in 1944.