Farewell to Professor Richard Batchelor

08 Jan 2016

Sadly Professor J. Richard Batchelor passed away on 21 December 21 2015 after a short illness.

Professor Batchelor served with distinction as President of The Transplantation Society from 1988 to 1990.  He is best remembered for his work in the use of HLA matching in kidney-donor selection.  He was a pioneer of translational medicine, combining elegant laboratory studies of the mechanisms of graft acceptance and improved patient care.  Professor Batchelor was educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University and spent many of his early years in India.  He went on to become Chairman of Immunology at Hammersmith Hospital and was a founding member of the British Transplant Society. 

He contributed towards the game as a T&RA Benefactor, for which the Association is immensely grateful;  and was also a member of The Queen's Club. 

On behalf of the Tennis & Rackets Association I would like to offer his children Andrew Batchelor, Annabelle Baird, Simon Batchelor, and Lucinda Ball our condolences and to assure them that we remember him fondly for his support to Real Tennis.

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