Arnold Klopper Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Awarded to the student with the highest mark in Year 4 and presented at the end of Year 4.

Professor Arnold Klopper was Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Aberdeen, retiring in 1987. He was a South African of left wing persuasion who left his native country in 1948 for that reason, continuing political activity including CND support alongside his scientific career in the UK. He worked in London, Edinburgh and was then recruited to the MRC Obstetric Medicine Unit in Aberdeen by Sir Dugald Baird. He was one of the foremost reproductive endocrinologists of his time. He specialised in the fetal placental unit, discovering much about the role of oestrogens in human pregnancy.