CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Alt Ref NoDPC
TitleDr David Cuthbertson papers
Datec.1945 - 1990
Extent3 files; 14 items
Creator NameSir David Paton Cuthbertson (1900-1989)
Administrative HistoryJohn Boyd Orr was succeeded as Director in 1945 by Dr David Paton Cuthbertson, who came from the Medical Research Council. Under Cuthbertson's direction the Institute greatly expanded, but its research was changed to focus entirely on farm animal nutrition. The realisation during the war that the nation's farmers produced only a third of its food led to the emergence in 1945 of agriculture as a priority industry for post-war Britain. No work on human nutrition was considered necessary in view of the success of wartime food policies. Sir David oversaw a tremendous expansion of the institute's research activities and a matching growth in buildings and facilities. Again, the Institute benefited from a large number of generous benefactors. Sir David retired from the Institute in 1965 and the annual Cuthbertson Award was introduced in his memory. The award recognises postgraduate students who have carried out research of a particularly high standard during their time at the Institute.
AppraisalDPC - Dr David Cuthbertson papers

DPC/1 - Photocopied material (press cuttings and memoirs)
DPC/2 - Photocopied material (press cuttings and memoirs)
DPC/3 - Photocopied material (press cuttings and memoirs)
DPC/4 - Papers and publications
DPC/5 - Biographical material
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialSee MSU 1451/1/7/25-33 for details of photographic colletion of D P Cuthbertson
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