The Hillwood Herald is the news blog of Hillwood Academic Day School. Written and published by the school’s upper grades (fifth through eighth), this blog tracks student, staff, and family happenings at the school.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Nobel-prize winner proves his teacher wrong
A "disastrous half" in school doesn't necessarily mean a disastrous life. John
Gurdon proved his teachers wrong at Eton College. His 1949 report card called his "idea for becoming a scientist" as "quite
ridiculous." But today he is a Nobel-prize winner.
According to his report card, Gurdon was said to fail in all his grades. His report card shows that he was at the bottom
of his class. But Gurdon went on to study Zoology at Cambridge and won the 2012
Nobel Prize for Medicine this week. He shared the prize with a Japanese scientist Shinya