Elected: 1964
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Lord Robert Brockie Hunter of Newington MBE FRSE
Robert Brockie Hunter, a distinguished Professor of Therapeutics and university administrator, leader and motivator of medical research, who became Principal and Vice Chancellor of Birmingham University was born on 14th July 1915 and died on March 24th 1994.

A product of George Watson’s College, he graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1938, and having joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, soon found himself posted to France at the outbreak of the Second World War. With the German breakthrough in 1940, he managed to escape with his unit at St Nazaire.

After a short spell on leave, he was then posted overseas to join the 8th Army in North Africa, but returned home again before ‘D-Day’ in 1944 to become personal physician to General (later Field Marshall) Montgomery at the outset of the North European Campaign.

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