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Commemorating Hopkins

On Friday 10th June 2011 a plaque commemorating the founder of the Department of Biochemistry, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins FRS, was unveiled at his Cambridge home on Grange Road.

The event was co-hosted by the Department and Hopkins' grandson, Nicolas Hawkes. Members of Hopkins' family, scientists and historians were treated to a series of speeches highlighting both Hopkins' personal and professional sides. From the beautiful tributes the audience was left with a clear image of the modesty, empathy and brilliance of Hopkins. The plaque itself, made by Mark Bury (whose mother owns Hopkins' old home), was unveiled by one of Hopkins' great-granddaughters.

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The commemorative plaque.