Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Professor celebrates 75 years of The Perry Foundation

Bruce Fitt (centre) at The Perry Foundation 
celebration at the House of Commons with 
colleagues from Rothamsted Research 
and Nottingham University
Bruce Fitt, professor of plant pathology at the University, helped The Perry Foundation celebrate seventy-five years of supporting agricultural research and training.

Bruce, himself a Perry Foundation Trustee, was joined at the event by colleague Professor Robert Slater and two of the University’s  PhD students who are currently being funded by the Foundation – Steven Maloney and Georgia Mitrousia .  Bruce is one of many students the Foundation has supported throughout their PhD studies and careers.

The event, held at the House of Commons, involved talks from Lord Boswell, a former junior minister  of agriculture and a past President of The Perry Foundation, and Scott Norris the current President.

The Foundation has supported the completion of more than 160 projects at universities, colleges and research institutions around the UK and is currently funding or co-funding ten postgraduate students, including the two PhD students from the University.

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