Professor Sir Christopher Dobson PhD Scholarship

Last autumn we said the saddest of farewells to our excellent Master, Professor Sir Christopher Dobson. The outside world knew him as a giant of science, whose contribution to the understanding of their underlying mechanisms will likely transform the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes, improving countless lives. To Johnians, Chris was all this and more: an exceptionally committed Master who also somehow found the time to be a world-class researcher.

Profoundly engaged in the College community, Chris always had time for students, staff, Fellows and alumni alike. Over the years many Johnians experienced first-hand his warmth and hospitality. Indeed, Chris was the antithesis of the stereotypical image of the aloof scientist: he was greatly interested in people and their stories and cared deeply about fairness.

The sections below offer further information on Chris’s remarkable contribution to both science and Higher Education and introduce the means by which he will be honoured at St John’s for posterity: the Professor Sir Christopher Dobson PhD Scholarship.

The Science  Leader, Mentor and Master  The Scholarship 


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