Posted on 12 May 2015
I left to become a school teacher, and it was only at the age of 40 that I returned to academia to start my PhD. Without my 1st class degree from York that would not have been a possibility.
Professor Jane Clarke is distinguished for the rigorous physical chemistry approaches she has adapted and applied to understand protein folding and misfolding.
Jane(then Jane Morgan) lived in Alcuin College - but spent most of her time in Langwith studying Biology with Chemistry (Biochemistry). She was in York in the very early days (1969-72) , the campus was small, only about 1600 undergraduates with only nine on her course.
Her memory is of an idyllic time: "The summers were always hot (!), big groups visited small campuses in those days (my first date with my husband was at a Who concert in central hall), work was fun. I still enjoy visiting both York campus (I have a collaboration with Jennifer Potts in Biochemistry) and the town regularly (to visit old university friends who never moved away)."
For more details, see https://royalsociety.org/people/fellowship/2015/jane-clarke/