Radio Addenbrooke’s 1992-2006

History 3 By now the original 'Addenbrooke's' collection was made up of over 2,000 singles and over 500 albums. However, a major development occurred in 1992. When Newmarket Hospital downgraded and its radio station stopped broadcasting, many of the members joined Radio Addenbrooke's. Not only did they provide more volunteers but brought with them a …

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Regius Professor of Physic

Sir George Paget, Physician at Addenbrooke's in the 19th century,  was appointed the Regius Professor of Physic (RPP) in 1872. The Regius Professorship’s are Royal professorships created by the reigning monarch.  In 1540 Henry VIII created five chairs which are sometimes called the Henrician Regius Professors. The first Regius Professor was John Blyth. He was …

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Kindersley Plaques

David Kindersley,  the famous stone letter-carver and typeface designer, as well as designing the Kindersley typeface used on the street signs of Cambridge, was also commissioned to design an alphabet for use in the ‘new’ Addenbrooke’s. The alphabet was to have lower and upper case lettering and was used for internal and external signs.  The letters were to be in …

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