Sir Kenneth Calman

Biography of Sir Kenneth Calman

Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
Professor Sir Kenneth Calman

Sir Kenneth Charles Calman (1941- ) was elected Chancellor of the University in 2006. He is a graduate who was appointed to the Cancer Research Chair of Oncology in 1974 and became Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education in 1984. He was awarded an honorary DSc in 1996.

Calman graduated from the University BSc, MB ChB, PhD and MD and lectured in Surgery before his appointment to the Cancer Research Chair in 1974. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Office Home and Health Department. He was Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health in London from 1989 to 1991 and worked in the Department of Education and Science and its successors from 1991 until his appointment as Vice-Chancellor and Warden at the University of Durham in 1998. He was awarded a KCB in 1996.


Sir Kenneth Calman
Surgeon and University Statesman

Born 1941.
University Link: Alumnus, Chancellor, Faculty Dean, Honorary Graduate, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1964; MB ChB, 1967; PhD, 1971; MD, 1975; DSc, 1996;
Occupation categories: oncologists; surgeons
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Record last updated: 10th Nov 2011

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University Roles

  • Faculty Dean, 1984
  • Chancellor, 2006
  • Alumnus
  • Honorary Graduate
  • Lecturer
  • Professor

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