From Sentul to Oxford: autobiography of Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam

Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam
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From Sentul to Oxford: autobiography of Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam

I have written this brief autobiography not as an ego ride but as a source of information for my grandchildren. This gives them an insight into my background and their ancestoral past. Hopefully they can draw upon my success or avoid my mistakes and shortcomings.

My siblings, nephews, nieces and cousins are now spread over many countries such as England, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and of course Sri Lanka.
My desire is that my grandchildren will keep in touch with their cousins.

This publication is dedicated to my grandchildren Sasheena, Rheya, Rohan, Aaron and Zack.

“Let Noble thoughts come to us from every side.”

From Sentul to Oxford: autobiography of Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam

Contents

Preface - vii

CHAPTER 1: Early Years - 1
CHAPTER 2: Schooling - 9
CHAPTER 3: As an Undergraduate - 15
CHAPTER 4: At Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar - 19
CHAPTER 5: At USM - 27
CHAPTER 6: Establishing Penang Medical College - 37
CHAPTER 7: Life as an Honorary Consul - 43
CHAPTER 8: Cruises - 53

Conclusion - 75
Appendix: Personal Album - 77

From Sentul to Oxford: autobiography of Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam

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Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam
2017, Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam
Softcover. 14.7 cm x 21.0 cm, 96 pages
Language: English
Illustrated throughout

From Sentul to Oxford: autobiography of Dato’ Dr. R. Ratnalingam

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About the Author

Dato’ Dr. Rasiah Ratnalingam
Commander, Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden)
Knight First Class, Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Norway)
D.S.P.N., PKT (Penang)

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Mal), M.Sc. (Mal), D.Phil (Oxf.)
C.Phs. F.Inst.Phy. (U.K.), F.I.P.M., F.A.Sc. (Foundation), (Hon) FRCSI
(Formerly Dean and Professor of Physics at USM and Foundation President of Penang Medical College)
Former Honorary Consul in Penang for Sweden and Norway