n South African Medical Journal - A benefaction and its benefits : the Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship and South Africa : history of medicine : forum

Volume 101, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



This is the history of an act of philanthropy: the creation of a Fellowship allowing scholars from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to study postgraduate medicine at Oxford University. More specifically, it examines how a charitable fund has operated with respect to the South African clinicians and medical scientists who have been its beneficiaries for the past 60 years.

In 1938, Lord Nuffield (born William Morris) signed a deed of trust, creating the Dominion Scholarships Fund. To understand and assess this decision, it makes sense to locate the donation within the broader context of Nuffield's philanthropy, and especially his support for academic medicine at Oxford University.

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