Professor Dr Włodzimierz Koskowski

On Friday 20 May 2011 on the anniversary of his death, the Polish Community and medical research, will remember the life and achievements of Professor Dr Włodzimierz Koskowski, a previously unrecognised Polish medical researcher.

Professor Dr Koskowski left Poland in 1939. He  came to Britain and served as President of the Polish Red Cross in London and as professor in the Polish Medical School at Edinburgh University. Professor Dr Koskowski then accepted the chair of pharmacology at the University of Alexandria and worked there until his retirement in 1963. He then went into general practice at Swindon. He died in 1965 and is buried in Radnor Street graveyard.

On Friday 20 May there will be events to remember his life and the contribution he made to science, Poland, the UK and Swindon in particular.

  • Requiem Mass, Polish Catholic Centre, Swindon
  • Wreath laying, Radnor Street Cemetery
  • Reception, including an Oration on the significance of Prof Dr Koskowski’s work, by Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Oxford at the Polish Catholic Centre, Swindon

If you can help in any way please get in touch. We are hoping to make this not just a Swindon event, but one that reaches out to the world of medical science, the Polish diaspora and the Swindon community.

Peter Green


One response to “Professor Dr Włodzimierz Koskowski

  1. BBC Radio Swindon Midmorning Show, 9.45 Friday 12 November, Prof Dr Koskowski’s contribution to Swindon and medicine.

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