The Ramiro de Maeztu High School in Madrid has named illustrious son Javier Tapia, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), in recognition of the alumni “who have been able to offer the best of themselves and serve as an example for future generations”.

In a ceremony held in the centre on 9 February, the director of the historic teaching institution, Jesús Almaraz, award a commemorative plaque to Tapia in the presence of the professors and students and the performance of the high school’s musical ensemble. A meal was then at the Student Residence of the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research, historically linked to the centre. Founded in the first decade of the 20th century, the IES Ramiro de Maeztu currently has 2,700 students and 140 teachers.