On Friday 10 June 2011 a plaque commemorating the founder of the Biochemistry Department, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins FRS OM, was unveiled at his Cambridge home on Grange Road. The event was co-hosted by the Department and Hopkins' grandson, Nicolas Hawkes. Members of the family, scientists and historians were treated to a series of speeches highlighting both Hopkins' personal and professional sides. In a series of beautiful tributes the audience was left with a clear image of the modesty, empathy and brilliance of Sir Frederick. The plaque itself, made by Mark Bury (whose mother owns Hopkins's old home), was unveiled by one of Hopkins' great-granddaughters.
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