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Tree: Sir Peter Medawar tree


This tree, commemorating Sir Peter Medawar, OM, FRS, Nobel Laureate, 1915 - 1987, was donated by the Margaret Pyke Centre and Trust and planted by his wife, Jean, on 15th December 1987 in the presence of Councillor Mrs Terence Mallinson of Westminster City Council. It replaces a tree on the same site which was lost in the Great Storm of 16 - 17 October 1987.

The plaque is in front of a tree stump, so that accounts for the "lost" tree but it is mid-way between a holly and a deciduous tree so it's not clear which is the replacement. Our money's on the deciduous one.

Site: Sir Peter Medawar tree (1 memorial)

W1, Soho Square

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Great Storm of 1987

In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East ...

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Sir Peter Medawar

OM, FRS, Nobel Laureate.   His pioneering wartime research on tissue grafting...

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Margaret Pyke Centre

One of the first family planning clinics, founded in 1968 in Charlotte Street...

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Councillor Mrs Terence Mallinson

Councillor of Westminster City Council.  Lord Mayor of Westminster 1986-1987....

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Lady Jean Medawar

Wife of Sir Peter Medawar, the man in our picture, and thus known as Lady Med...

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