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Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

Sir Lionel Whitby at work in the Bland Sutton Institute, Middlesex Hospital

Sir Lionel Whitby: War hero, medical pioneer, Master

Wed 2 October - Wed 18 December

Downing College

Sir Lionel Whitby (1895-1956) served in both World Wars, being awarded the Military Cross in 1917 and commanding the Army Blood Transfusion Service ("the greatest surgical advance" of the war) in WW2. He was a respected pathologist whose research identified the activity of sulphapyridine in the treatment of pneumonia in 1938 and assisted in the medical care of the King in 1928 and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, at the height of the Second World War. He was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge from 1945 until his death and served as Vice-Chancellor from 1951-3. The exhibition includes original papers, photographs and other items relating to his life, medical and military career.

Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Please contact the College Archivist for more information about the exhibition, the archive collection and to arrange a visit.

Enquiries: Jenny Ulph, College Archivist Website Email: ju213@dow.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 762905


9:30am-2:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week from Wednesday 2 October until Wednesday 18 December (except between Monday 21 October and Thursday 24 October)

All times

Wed 2 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 4 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 7 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 9 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 11 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 14 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 16 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 18 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 25 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 28 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 30 October 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 1 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 4 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 6 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 8 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 11 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 13 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 15 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 18 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 20 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 22 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 25 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 27 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 29 November 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 2 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 4 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
TodayFri 6 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 9 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 11 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Fri 13 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mon 16 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wed 18 December 9:30AM - 2:30PM


Access by appointment.
Address: Downing College
Maitland Robinson Library Main Foyer
Regent Street
Email: archivist@dow.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 762905