Master pays tribute to Prof Gustav Born

Master pays tribute to Prof Gustav Born

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

St Peter's Master, Mark Damazer CBE, appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Last Word, to pay tribute to Honorary Fellow, Prof Gustav Born, who died on 16 April 2018.

The Master was joined by Prof Born's daughter, Georgina, to talk about her late father's life and work, which included pioneering discoveries in the field of blood platelets.

Prof Born was born in Germany in 1921, the son of Max Born (1882-1970), the Nobel-Prize-winning physicist. He arrived in Britain in the 1930s, his family having fled Nazi Germany, and went on to have his own eminent academic career, which saw him go from St Peter's, where he taught between 1959 and 1960, to King's College London and then Cambridge, where he was Sheild Professor of Pharmacology.

He was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's in 1979, and was a generous supporter of the college, giving money over the years to support graduate medical scholarships (now in their seventeenth year).

The tribute to Prof Born can be listened to in full here (7:53 on the clock).