- The Department will always fully support our European colleagues as equals. It is clear to all of us that they are enormously valued, and vital to our success as an internationally competitive scientific organisation. The referendum result has only intensified our resolve to maintaining and enhancing this support.
- The Department will continue to appoint to all scientific posts on the basis of merit, irrespective of nationality.
- The Department will aim to intensify and enhance its already strong links with Europe over the coming months, in order to counterbalance any perceived isolationism that has resulted from this referendum decision.
Professor Kenneth Smith (Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine).