Hugh Alexander Evans

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5530
  1. Pamela Coombes, Gillie Evans, Rosalind Evans

Hugh Alexander Evans was born in Brundall, Norfolk, the son of a local doctor. His father died when Hugh was only 2 years old (read obituary here:, and the family moved to Norwich. Hugh inherited his father’s natural sporting ability and played rugby and most team sports at school and university. He went to Epsom College in 1938, from where he won a place to study medicine at Merton College, Oxford, in 1943. During his undergraduate years he became a member of Vincent’s Club and he was a “centipede” in the Oxford University Athletic Club second team in 1944. He moved to London to St Bartholomew’s Hospital to do his clinical studies. There he met Barbara, a nurse, whom he married in 1950, after which Hugh joined the Royal Army Medical Corps for his national service in Farnham.

The couple moved on to …

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