The Central Bank of Barbados invites you to the 41st Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture.
The lecture will be delivered by the Right Hon. Patricia Scotland, Q.C - the first female Secretary-General of THE COMMONWEALTH and First black woman to be appointed Queen's Counsel
Her Topic is Responsiveness, Resilience and Regeneration: Building on Commonwealth Advantages for Good Governance, Prosperity and Progress.
"The first native Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Winston Scott was educated at St. Giles Boys' School and Harrison College. He studied medicine at Howard University in the United States and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After qualifying, he returned to the United States for further studies and became a visiting ophthalmic surgeon to Harlem hospital in New York.
He returned to Barbados in 1953, and became successful and highly regarded as a medical practitioner. He established a nursing home, which is known as Woodside Memorial Clinic, and which he continued to run until he became Governor General. He had a distinguished record in community work and gave his services without charge to the Children's Goodwill League, as well as lecturing in public health. From time to time he taught hygiene to the pupils of some of the primary schools in the Bridgetown area.
Dr. Scott served in the Barbados Senate from 1964 to 1967, and in 1966 was appointed to the Privy Council of Barbados. In May 1976 on the retirement of Sir John Stow (the last colonial Governor of Barbados), Dr. Scott was appointed Governor General by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. In the same year he was knighted and became known as Sir Winston Scott.
As Governor-General, Sir Winston won the respect and affection of the nation by the quiet dignity and devotion with which he fulfilled his duties. He died suddenly while in office."
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall, Spry Street, St. Michael