On Tuesday 25th September a splendid bronze sculpture of the eminent Dr John Radcliffe was unveiled. The larger-than-life size sculpture was created by artist Martin Jennings, to mark the tercentenary of Radcliffe’s death. It was commissioned by The Ashmolean Museum with finance from the Radcliffe Trustees.
Located prominently outside the Radcliffe Observatory at Oxford’s Green Templeton College, it is fitting that the figure of this physician and philanthropist looks out from the observatory across to a more modern architectural landscape. John Radcliffe (1653-1714) was the most successfull physician of his day.
The confident stance of Martin Jennings’ sculpture will surely inspire those studying today to reach for the highest of goals.