• Born date: 1921-06-16
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2003-07-17
Walter Perry

Walter Laing MacDonald Perry, Baron Perry of Walton FRS FRCP FRSE (16 June 1921 - 17 July 2003) was a distinguished Scottish academic. He was the first Vice Chancellor of the Open University.Perry was born in Dundee, son of Fletcher and Flora Perry, and educated at Ayr Academy, and the High School of Dundee. He studied medicine at St Andrews University earning his MB ChB in 1943, his MD in 1948 and a DSc in 1958. Between 1944 and 1946 he worked as a Medical Officer in Nigeria.