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Prof. Alan Cuthbert died on Saturday 27 August, at the age of 84.

last modified Aug 30, 2016 10:54 AM
Professor Alan Cuthbert died on Saturday 27 August, at the age of 84...

The Department of pharmacology is sorry to report that Professor Alan Cuthbert, who was Sheild
Professor of Pharmacology and Head of Department from 1979 until his
retirement in 1999, died on Saturday 27 August, at the age of 84.

As it is 17 years since his retirement, few current members of the
Department will remember Professor Cuthbert's tenure. He was the first
UTO in Pharmacology appointed when the Department was established in
1963 and over his time in the Department it grew significantly, much of
this growth occurring over his 20 years as Head. His most tangible
legacy will probably prove to be the building in Tennis Court Road,
which houses the Department and which was opened in 1989. Professor
Cuthbert was pivotal in negotiation with the University and beyond and
in fund-raising to achieve the goal of a new building in the centre of
Cambridge. This was a considerable achievement. Following his
retirement and until only recently he continued to be active in
research, with a base in the Department of Medicine. He was also Master
of Fitzwilliam College from 1990 to 1999.

Arrangements for the funeral will follow later.

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