Edgar Douglas Adrian
St Chad’s, 48 Grange Road
History of St Chad's
c.1880 probably by Basil Champneys. Converted to student residences late 1940s. Red brick laid in English bond; machine tile roof Principal facade to south. 2 storeys and doffiler attic in 4-window range.
Red Cross Hospital
Edgar Douglas Adrian, b 1889, university professor 1932 Nobel Prize winner
Hester A, b 1899, (WVS)
Richard, b 1927
Juliet E Spinney, b 1914, private secretary
Elizabeth Wheal, b 1894, cook
Lily Sargent, b 1905, parlourmaid
Ronald J F Tye, b 1930
After completing a medical degree in 1915, Edgar Adrian did clinical work at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London during World War I, treating soldiers with nerve damage and nervous disorders such as shell shock. Adrian returned to Cambridge as a lecturer and in 1925 began research on the human sensory organs by electrical methods.
In 1981 the site was development by St Catherine’s College.