Sir Kenneth Calman was Scotland’s first professor of oncology and is the only person to have ever been appointed Chief Medical Officer of both Scotland and England. He subsequently became Vice Chancellor of Durham University and was a recent Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. In 2008-09, he was both chair of the Commission on Scottish Devolution and president of the British Medical Association. He has also been the chair of the National Trust for Scotland and is the current chair of the Library of Scotland. He lives with his wife Ann in both his native Glasgow and on the Isle of Arran.