Edward Owen Wyllis Knight

Born in Antigua, West Indies on July 4th 1934

British citizen

Married (Margerite Myrtle) 3 children


Academic qualifications

  • BA Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB Canada  1956.
  • MD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada  1961.
  • FCS Edinburgh  1966.

Professional positions

  • 1967- 1967 Registrar in cardiothoracic surgery, Manchester Royal Infermary
  • 1967 – 1969 Senior Registrar in cardiothoracic surgery, Sully Hospital, Sully,  Glamorgan


Edward Knight was appointed as senior lecturer in cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery on July 16th 1970

At time the department was trying to set up a cardiothoracic unit and needed cardiothoracic surgeons.  His appointment aimed at addressing that shortfall.

He was promoted to associate professor in surgery 1st October  1973


From 20th September 1974 to March 1975 appointed acting chairman department of surgery till substantive chairman (Prof Ambrose Wasunna) appointed.