New Blue Plaque in Oxford

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We were delighted to learn that the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is undertaking an initiative to erect plaques to well known figures from amongst Jewish refugees who achieved particular success and that their first one would be for Sir Hans Krebs here in Oxford on the side of the newly rebuilt Department of Biochemistry.  On 20th May a group of about 50 guests from various departments of science in Oxford and members of the Oxford Jewish Congregation and the Oxford Heritage Committee gathered to hear Professor Raymond Dwek and Frank Harding, a Director of the AJR welcome Lord John Krebs, son of Sir Hans, to speak and unveil the plaque to honour his father.

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The work of Sir Hans and his discovery of the Krebs cycle has had a lasting impact on the world  and the Department of Biochemstry was particularly delighted with this plaque as their new building programme will mean removal of the existing Krebs Tower and in this way the memory of a remarkable scientists can be perpetuated.

Kathy Shock 2013

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