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Archive of the Oxford Diabetes Trust


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The papers comprise minutes of trustees' meetings, annual reports from the research unit, correspondence of the chairman and the secretary, legal agreements and related correspondence, annual accounts, portfolios of investments and related correspondence, and photographs of the benefactor Sheikh Rashid and the first chairman of the Trust, Geoffrey Arthur.


  • 1981-2005


2.55 linear metres (17 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7904, fol. 1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 7904-7919; MS. Photogr. b. 159

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6641


Minutes, annual reports, annual accounts and related correspondence

Biographical / Historical

The Oxford Diabetes Trust was a charitable trust established in 1981, with funding from Sheikh Rashid bin Said al-Maktoum, to develop and extend research into diabetes and allied metabolic diseases. The trustees used the benefaction to set up the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Unit in the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, with Derek Hockaday as director. The Trust was wound up in 1999 and the remaining funds were passed to the University and renamed the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism by Keith Frayn, 8 Apr. 2011.
Catalogue of the archive of the Oxford Diabetes Trust
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom