Dick Smith Memorial Fund
To commemorate Dick Smith's role in the teaching of reptile medicine, a Memorial Fund has been set up by the Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, with a view to financing a scholarship related to education in anatomy in general and exotic species in particular.
Dr Dick Smith was one of the founding members of academic staff at the inception of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science in the early 1950s.
Dick’s passion for living anatomy was a key feature in the early years of the veterinary undergraduate curriculum and set the scene for many of the educational approaches used to the current time. He made anatomy an exciting subject with obvious relevance to the education of both undergraduate veterinary students and qualified members of the veterinary profession.
His commitment to the University also extended to his ceremonial roles as a Beadle and subsequently, the Macebearer. Following his untimely death in 1988, Professor Allen Goodship, then Head of Anatomy, and Professor Brian Pickering, then Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, supported the creation of the Dick Smith Memorial Fund.