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Commonwealth Travelling Fellowship for the Royal College of Surgeons

Nature volume 158, pages 740741 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation



A PROMINENT New Zealand industrialist has made an anonymous gift to the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the endowment of a Commonwealth Travelling Professorship. The endowment will provide an income of about £2,000 a year, and the benefaction is to be known as a gift from “A New Zearfand Family”. A Commonwealth professor will be appointed each year and will generally be a prominent physician, surgeon or scientific worker resident in Great Britain or in Australia or New Zealand. The appointing authorities are also empowered, however, to elect as a professor a distinguished teacher from one of the other Dominions. The professor will be required to travel from the country where he or she is ordinarily resident to Great Britain, or to Australia and New Zealand, and to any other Dominion of the British Commonwealth, for the purpose of assisting in the advancement of medical science either by lecturing, teaching or engaging in research. It is hoped that the institution of this professorship will not only lead to the establishment of closer links between scientific workers in the Dominions and in the older seats of learning and centres of research, but also that the people of all nations will benefit. It is also hoped that it will be ani important contribution to Imperial unity.

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