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First Day Covers from the Collection of Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.: Sir Roger Bannister

An exhibit of first day cover autographs of Nobel Prize winners from Dr. Halperin's Collection

Profile & Postcard

image of Sir Roger Bannister     image of postcard


Bibliography w/Links to Full Text

BANNISTER, R., 1991. The Classification of Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous-System. AMSTERDAM; AMSTERDAM: ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL B V.

BANNISTER, R., 1990. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Autonomic FailureJournal of the Autonomic Nervous System, 30, pp. S24.

BANNISTER, R., ARDILL, L. and FENTEM, P., 1969. An assessment of various methods of treatment of idiopathic orthostatic hypotension. The Quarterly journal of medicine, 38(152), pp. 377-395.

MEZA, U., BANNISTER, R., MELLITI, K. and ADAMS, B., 1999. Biphasic, opposing modulation of cloned neuronal alpha1E Ca channels by distinct signaling pathways coupled to M2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptorsThe Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 19(16), pp. 6806-6817.

Awards & Honors

In 1978, he was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Sheffield.

In 1984, he was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath.

  • Honorary degree, University of Pavia, 1986
  • Honorary Degree, Brunel University London, 2008 (D.Univ)
  • Honorary doctorate, Oxford Brookes University, 2014
  • He was given the Freedom of the City of Oxford in 2004

Sir Roger Bannister is an Honorary Fellow of his University of Oxford alma maters, Exeter College and Merton College.

1948 Wins Kinniard Cup
1951 Wins mile race in Penn Relays
1951, 1953-54 Wins British mile championships
1954 Wins Empire mile championship
1954 Wins European 1,500 meter championship
1954 Becomes first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes, setting new world record of 3:59.4
1954 Wins Empire mile championships, setting new world record of 3:58.9
1954 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year; Pears Trophy
1975 Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II