Scottish Literature and Medicine

Thursday, 03 May 2018

From 1900 to 2100

Medico-Chirurgical Hall

Professor Kenneth Calman, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow and Chairman of the National Library of Scotland

Sir Kenneth Charles Calman is a graduate of the University of Glasgow who lectured in Surgery before his appointment to the Cancer Research Chair of Oncology in 1974. He became Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education in 1984. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Office Home and Health Department. He was Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health in London from 1989 to 1991 and worked in the Department of Education and Science and its successors from 1991 until his appointment as Vice-Chancellor and Warden at the University of Durham in 1998. He was awarded a KCB and an honorary DSc in 1996.

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