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06 April 2009

Professor Paul Morgan at the launch of the Dr Jack Matthews Scholarship FundProfessor Paul Morgan at the launch of the Dr Jack Matthews Scholarship Fund

A new fund to provide financial support for the medics of the future has been launched by the University.

The Dr Jack Matthews Scholarship Fund is a joint campaign between the University’s School of Medicine and Cardiff Medicals RFC.

The fund was launched at a dinner celebrating the 80-year history of the Cardiff Medicals RFC on April 3 2009. The dinner brought together past and present players, captains and presidents including Bleddyn Williams and Wales and Cardiff Blues player Jamie Roberts.

The aim of the campaign is to raise sufficient funds to provide scholarships, bursaries and prizes for medical students at Cardiff.

Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of Medicine at Cardiff said: "I was delighted to be able to launch the Dr Jack Matthews Scholarship. The Cardiff School of Medicine has an enviable reputation; our students continue to represent the School at the highest of levels both in achievements outside the lecture theatres and in their medical professions. Our reputation for excellence in teaching and research is something we are understandably proud of and this scholarship will help us to encourage future students to be part of."

Dr Jack Matthews OBE studied at Cardiff’s School of Medicine and practiced as a GP for more than 45 years. He was an accomplished sportsman, playing rugby for Cardiff, Wales, the Barbarians and the British Lions.

The School of Medicine pursues the highest standards of research, education and training, in medicine and related subjects, to enhance the health of the people of Wales and the wider world.

More information about the Dr Jack Matthews Scholarship can be found at

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