Oxford Medicine and the Regius Professors

As part of the project we want to disseminate information about relevant archives of key importance held elsewhere. We have begun by searching for the archives of Regius Professors of Medicine of the 20th century. Some of these are at the Wellcome Library in London, including that of Sir George Pickering, Regius Professor from 1956 to 1968, who, in the opinion of Dr Bent Juel-Jensen, Medical Officer to the University from 1976-90 and benefactor of the Bodleian Library (whose personal papers are also held here), did more than anyone else for the improvement of medical education at Oxford. Another distinction, by the way – was Pickering the only Regius Professor to have a University boat funded in his memory and named after him?

Leave a Reply