Leicester recognises outstanding contributions to its medical research and education

Two individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifelong dedication to the work of our University are to be honoured today (26 May).

The University’s College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology will present a Lifetime Achievement award and a Special Recognition award to mark two significant contributions to the College’s success at a ceremony on Thursday 26 May.

Mr David Jones, now retired as manager of the College’s Biomedical workshop, will be the first recipient of the College’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which acknowledges the dedication and commitment that David evidenced during his long career at the University.

The occasion will also mark the presentation of a Special Recognition award to Professor Alan Buchan that honours his contribution to the formation of Leicester’s Medical School and its links with local healthcare providers.

The awards will be given during a ceremony at the University’s new Centre for Medicine where over a hundred honorary titles will be bestowed upon healthcare professionals who have contributed to the University’s academic mission.

The ceremony starts at 5pm in the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester. Attendance is by invitation only.