Nicholas Bennett-JonesBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39232.634861.BE (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1227
- Edgar Parry
Nicholas was born with a high intellect and an excellent memory, a wonderful base on which to embark on any career. He chose medicine. Nicholas' origin was on a farm called Cwm Biga in Montgomeryshire. His primary education was at Berriw, and he gained the highest marks in the county in the entrance examination to the grammar schools at Welshpool and Newtown. In 1935 he passed the higher school certificate examination, being given a county exhibition for attaining a high standard. In the same year he entered Liverpool University Medical School to start his medical career.
Nick's earlier promise of academic excellence led to an illustrious undergraduate progress. He received a number of medals and prizes for special achievements, including the Mitchel Banks medal in anatomy and the senior Lyons Jones prize for the highest grades in the 2nd MB examination. During his clinical training he also claimed the Butterworth prize. Nick's undergraduate excellence culminated in passing the …