Frederick Sanger OM CH CBE FRS FAA - Tanworth Village Green

Frederick Sanger OM CH CBE FRS FAA was an English biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is one of only two people to have done so in the same category and the fourth person with two Nobel Prizes. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin. In 1980,Walter Gilbert and Sanger shared half of the chemistry prize; for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids. When Sanger was around five years old the family moved to the small village of Tanworth-in-Arden in Warwickshire. The family was reasonably wealthy and employed a governess to teach the children. In 1927, at the age of nine, he was sent to the Downs School, a residential preparatory school run by Quakers near Malvern.

Bench and base paid for by Tanworth Parish Council

Installed by Roy Willmostt - August 2016