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Our Science department recently received a generous donation of thirty-four books on a range of scientific topics from local resident Lynne Hancox.

The books belonged to Lynne’s late brother, Dr Keith Redhead PhD, a microbiology expert specialising in vaccines. Dr Redhead’s area of study includes work on treatment for whooping cough and diphtheria, as well as ground-breaking work on alternatives to clostridial vaccine testing.

Dr Redhead passed away in April 2021 from inoperable brain tumours, after many years of working towards improving medical practice in vaccinations and working self-employed as a consultant in the veterinary vaccine industry.

Dr Keith Redhead in his laboratory.Dr Redhead was due to appear at a workshop in Strasbourg shortly before his passing, attended by 200 participants from 40 different countries, where he was set to present his findings on the reduction of animal testing. While his work was presented by another professor in his absence, his presence was sorely missed.

“Due to Covid restrictions, we weren’t able to have the ‘big bash’ Keith would have wanted,” Lynne told us, “But we’ll be making up for it at a memorial service in June, joined by the skiers, motorbikers, bridge players, university friends, colleagues, collaborators and all sorts of people from all over the world to raise several glasses to him.”

Lynne spoke highly of Keith’s commitment to helping the next generation of medical practitioners and hopes the donated books will help to keep Keith’s legacy alive.

We are immensely grateful to Lynne for her thoughtful and kind donation, which will be of immeasurable value to our students for many years to come, both at St Helens College and University Centre St Helens.

In Keith’s memory, Lynne and her family have set up a JustGiving page, raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity and the valuable research they undertake. If you would like to make a donation to Lynne’s JustGiving page, you can do so here: JustGiving page in honour of Dr Keith Redhead

 Part of Lynne Hancox's book donation.