flight to Leeds
Raston accepted a post as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry,
it wasn’t just a question of bringing over his possessions
in boxes and bags. He also had to consider Gizmo, his
seven year old papillon, now one of the first dogs to
come into Britain from Australia since quarantine restrictions
– Professor Colin Raston and Gizmo
supposedly open borders, it is no small feat of organisation
to bring a dog into this country. Over six months ago,
Gizmo had to have a rabies shot and a microchip fitted.
Thirty days later, a blood sample was taken and flown
to Britain to test for rabies antibodies. Once the required
level of antibodies had been reached, Gizmo had to wait
a further six months before joining his owners in Leeds.
He coped with the long flight exceptionally well, despite
not eating during the whole time in the air, and was met
with a meal of macaroni and baked beans.
who comes to Leeds from Monash University, Melbourne,
already has links with the city. His great great grandfather,
Rev. Thomas Llewellyn Raston was trained as a Methodist
minister here in the 19th century, and wrote extensively
about the area.