rosaliedavidThe University loses a valued and respected member of staff this December when Professor Rosalie David retires from her post as Chair of the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology. Rosalie has enjoyed a long and successful career here at The University of Manchester, which saw her establish a new and exciting university specialisation in biomedical research within the field of Egyptology.

Rosalie has been an invaluable part of our establishment in recent times, but her career outside our walls has been equally impressive. She is the author of over thirty books and has many articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has lectured at universities in various countries and, since 1974, she has even provided entertaining and educational talks aboard Nile cruises. She has Fellowships from the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Medicine and, in 2003, she was awarded an OBE for services to Egyptology.

Rosalie’s success is a shining example to our current crop of students. Beginning with a BA in Ancient History from University College London, Rosalie has reached the pinnacle of her field. She will be sorely missed at the Faculty of Life Sciences and in the University as a whole. We hope you will join us in wishing her well for her retirement.

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