Posted on 29/09/2010
A King's dentistry student
More than £1million has been left to King’s College London by a former student who studied dentistry in the 1940s. Diana Trebble (née Jennings), who died in February last year, left two thirds of her estate to King’s and her gift will be used to create an open scholarship for postgraduate dental students called the ‘Diana Trebble PhD Scholarship’.
Diana joined Guy’s at the end of the 1940s, one of a very small number of female students in the post-war era, graduating as a Licentiate in Dental Surgery in 1953. She went on to take over her family’s dental practice in Ealing, eventually moving to Minehead in Somerset.
Professor Nairn Wilson, Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) and Dean and Head of the Dental Institute comments: ‘The Dental Institute is thrilled to receive this most generous gift from the late Mrs Trebble which will create an endowed postgraduate scholarships to undertake cutting edge research in various aspects of oral and dental science.’
The College receives a proportion of charitable gifts in the form of legacies which are made not only by alumni but by current and former staff, as well as by parents of students and patients of the Health Schools.
‘Diana Trebble’s fantastically generous legacy is a huge benefit to the College and the Dental Institute,’ said Jas Chahal, the College’s Legacy Officer. ‘The legacy programme relies on gifts of all kinds. Many people ensure their loved ones are provided for and leave King’s a proportion of what’s left. Some chose to donate their full estate to the College. Every single gift made in a will, whatever its size, means a great deal and goes a long way in giving future support at the College.’
The Dental Institute at King’s College London trains a quarter of all dentists in the UK and with its innovative approach to online learning provide professional training to dentists from 40 countries world-wide. Excellence in teaching and research is reflected by top ratings in the last QAA and RAE reviews. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/dentistry/
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