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As part of our celebrations to mark 300 years since the appointment of the first Professor of Botany, we wanted to highlight how we are supporting the next generation of plant scientists and share how you can get involved.

Tom ap Rees was the 13th Professor of Botany, and this fund was set up in his name in 1996 after he was tragically killed on his bike on his way home from work. The fund has since supported 35 of our fourth-year PhD students in need of financial assistance to help them complete their studies.

Watch Kaisa’s video to find out how she benefitted from the Tom ap Rees Fund whilst studying in Cambridge, and what she has gone on to do since. 

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If you are interested in finding out more about how you can support students studying Plant Sciences at Cambridge, please visit our Support Cambridge pages.