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Michael John Waring – 1939 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we note the death of our beloved friend, father, brother and tutor Professor Michael Waring on 16 November 2019.

A world expert on the science of cancer, antibiotics, and drug interactions with DNA, Michael worked in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemotherapy between 1965 and 2004. He held Guest Lecturer and Visiting Professor roles around the world during that time.

Outside of work, Michael was passionate about music and sport. In 1990 he established the annual Waring Award for “the undergraduate who contributes most outstandingly to the sporting life of the College” and he was a Trustee and great supporter of Jesus College Boat Club.

Michael was a keen pilot, and members of the College who were persuaded to step into his small plane retain vivid memories of the experience.

He may or may-not have treated and consulted a rather significant papal figure for cancer (PJP#2)

We are collecting money on behalf of CRUK Cambridge Cancer Centre which funded Michaels research over the past 50 years. Please give generously in memory of our great friend.

Donations go directly to CRUK.

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