Robert Kilpatrick, Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig

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The grave of Robert Kilpatrick, Lord Kilpatrick, Dean Cemetery

Robert Kilpatrick, Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig, CBE (29 July 1926 – 16 September 2015) was a British politician, educator, academician, and former President of the General Medical Council.

Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979,[1] he was knighted in 1986.[2] Announced in the 1996 New Year Honours,[3] he was created life peer as Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig, of Dysart in the district of Kirkcaldy on 16 February 1996.[4]

Life[edit]

A member of the House of Lords since 1996, he sat as a crossbencher. Having suffered from tuberculosis when he was younger and been one of the first patients to be treated with the antibiotic streptomycin, Kilpatrick was a patron of the charity TB Alert.[citation needed] He died in 2015 at the age of 89.[5]

He is buried in Dean Cemetery immediately to the south-west of the main entrance.

Career[edit]

He served as lecturer and dean at Sheffield, Leicester, Dundee and Edinburgh Universities.[6]

Honours and affiliations[edit]

([6])

  • Hon DUniv Edinburgh, 1987
  • Hon LLD Univ of Dundee, 1992
  • Hon DSc Univ of Hull, 1994
  • Hon DSc Univ of Leicester, 1994
  • Hon LLD Univ of Sheffield, 1995
  • Hon FRCPath, 1994
  • Hon FRCS, 1995
  • Hon FRCP (Dublin), 1995
  • Hon FRCSEd, 1996
  • FRCPE, 1963
  • FRCP, 1975
  • FRCP (Glasgow), 1991
  • FRSE, 1998

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 47888". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 June 1979. p. 52.
  2. ^ "No. 50444". The London Gazette. 28 February 1986. p. 2927.
  3. ^ "No. 54255". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 1995. p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 54323". The London Gazette. 21 February 1996. p. 2621.
  5. ^ http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/194822/kilpatrick
  6. ^ a b Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig profile at Debretts.com