Posted on 16 December 2011
Named in memory of John Bowes Morrell, who was at the forefront of the campaign to create a university in York, the Morrell Fellowships recognise the community of benefactors who have made the most significant contributions to the fabric and life of the University.
Tony Wild (right) with the other Morrell
fellows Tony Cann and Graham Paterson
The Fellowship, which was first awarded in 2007, was presented to Tony Wild by York’s Chancellor Greg Dyke at a special ceremony on 9 December.
After gaining a BA in Chemistry from the University of York in 1968, Tony Wild has had a long and distinguished career in the development of global pharmaceuticals. His successes have included the development of the cholesterol lowering medication Lipitor which became the world’s largest selling branded pharmaceutical product.
His very significant donations, made over a number of years, have enabled over 40 additional international students to study at York. They have also helped the University to secure substantial additional funding to develop the infrastructure for chemistry at York.