Our congratulations to Professor Martin Landray who has been awarded a Kinghthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, announced this week. Professor Landray is a former St Hugh's pupil (whose father was once the school doctor) and is also the husband of Mrs Landray our Head of Science. We are delighted that Professor Landray's extraordinary work on COVID-19 treatment has been recognised and rewarded in this way, and we are extremely proud of his connection to St Hugh's.
Only earlier this week, we were very fortunate to have a visit from Professor Landray who came to talk to our Year 8 scholars about his ground-breaking clinical research work. His description of the clinic trial process and the moment that his team discovered the efficacy of a drug which has gone on to save close to one million lives, was enlightening, inspiring and humbling.
Our scholars are currently working on a journalism project and a team went on to interview Professor Landray for a feature which they are writing for the Swan (the St Hugh's termly magazine) - it promises to be a fascinating read.