Sir George Pickering: Lecture notes and tour diary

Scope and Content

MS.Add.8164: Lecture notebooks

Undergraduate lectures notes for Parts I and II of the Cambridge University natural sciences tripos, 1923-1926, 7 volumes.

1. Zoology notes and diagrams for Part I, 1923-1925, written in J. Stanley Gardiner and J.T. Saunders, eds, A notebook for the elements of comparative anatomy, 5th edition (Cambridge, 1921).

2. Physiology notes and diagrams for a Part I class, 1925.

3. Biochemistry notes, Lent 1926, and (from the other end of the volume) reproduction notes, Part II class, 1925-1926.

4. Physiology notes, Part II, 1925-1926.

5. Physiology notes, Part II, 1925-1926, and (from the other end of the volume) physical chemistry notes.

6. Physiology notes, October 1926, and (from the other end of the volume) 'Abstract of Krogh's book', on respiration.

7. Physiology notes, Part II, 1925-1926.

MS.Add.8165: Diary of North American tour

The diary of a tour by Cambridge University Medical Society to Canada and the United States in August 1926. The tour was organised and led by the President, James Simpson of Trinity College.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir George White Pickering (1904-1980) was born at Whalton, Northumberland, on 26 June 1904. He attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne; Dulwich College; and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After training at St Thomas' Hospital (MRCP, 1930), he worked with Sir Thomas Lewis at University College Hospital, London. He became Professor of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1939, and Regius Professor of Medicine and Student of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1956. He was Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, 1968-1974. Pickering was knighted in 1957, and died in Oxford on 3 September 1980.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Sir George Pickering, 1977.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir George Pickering in Lord Blake and C.S. Nicholls, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1971-1980 (Oxford University Press, 1986), pp. 668-669.

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