Australian Sir Howard Florey - 62-year-old Professor of Pathology at Oxford University - was recently elected President of Britain's Royal Society in succession to Sir Cyril Hinshlewood.
GV. EXT. OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
SV. PAN.. Sir Howard Florey Walks Upstairs past the Ter-Centenary Window.
CU. Window with inscription 'Nulius in Verba'
CU. PAN.. Mace presented to The Society by King Charles II
SV. Sir Howard with Dr. Martin (Secretary to the Society.
CU. Address presented by Australia to commemorate Ter Centenary
RV. Sir Howard looks at Address
SV. Picture of ex-President Sir Cyril Hinshlewood.
SV. Sir Howard sits at desk.
FULL CU Ditto.
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Background: Australian Sir Howard Florey - 62-year-old Professor of Pathology at Oxford University - was recently elected President of Britain's Royal Society in succession to Sir Cyril Hinshlewood.
Sir Howard - seen in his new capacity at the Society in London - has made valuable contributions to experimental pathology and medical science and is best known for his works in connection with the isolation and detailed study of penicillin. He shared the Nobel Prize for this in 1945
The Royal Society is the longest established scientific society in Britain and one of the oldest in Europe. It is thought to have been founded in 1660, but a nucleus had been in existence for some years earlier.