Friday, 17 July 2015

Congratulations Dr Keith Waddell, Doctor of Science!

Previous blogs have mentioned the great work that Dr Keith Waddell, with whom we are linked, has carried out for many years in Uganda, associated with the Africa Inland Mission, firstly in an upcountry hospital and in recent years in eye surgery.

On 14 July, during Leicester University’s degree ceremonies, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science, to add to his mind blowing number of qualifications. Although originally a graduate of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, it was appropriate that he should have received this award from Leicester as his specialist studies in ophthalmology took place at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Relating to the award, Keith said this: “Leicester became my home at that time (1981).  In 1982 I purchased a house though I could only rent it out being absent much of the time in Africa.  So in 2003 I changed to an apartment in Oadby to which I now come annually on leave.

My work has been generously supported by local friends and churches.  I have been a member of Holy Trinity Church, Reget Road, and now St Paul’s/St Peter’s Oadby.”

Keith, it’s wonderful to have been in fellowship with you, and to feel in some small way linked to your work among some of the most needy people in the country of Uganda and to the Church there. May you long be able to continue this work.

Link to details of the award.
Read the degree oration