Sir Gordon Hobday memorial service

June 5th, 2015

A memorial service will be held for Sir Gordon Ivan Hobday, a leading British scientist, former Chancellor and graduate of The University of Nottingham, who died last week aged 99.

Sir Gordon’s Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham at 2.15pm on Thursday 11 June.

Col. Roger Merryweather will give the Euology.

Donations are to go to the Chemistry Department at the University of Nottingham and should be either given on the day or posted to:

A.W. Lymn
Robin Hood House
Robin Hood Street

Sir Gordon worked with pharmacologist, Sir Alexander Fleming on the discovery of the antibiotic, penicillin. He joined Boots in Nottingham as a research chemist in 1939 and, in 1952, was director of the research team that developed the anti-inflammatory drug, ibruprofen. In a distinguished career, spanning more than 40 years, he rose to become Chairman and Chief Executive of Boots, before retiring in 1981.

Read more about Sir Gordon’s life in our obituary.

Image: Sir Gordon Hobday (1916-2015), 4th Chancellor of The University of Nottingham (1978-1993) oil on canvas, 1980, by Norman Hepple RA RP

Collection: The University of Nottingham. Copyright: the artists’s estate

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