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Autumn News from the Medical and Dental Colleges

The Medical and Dental Schools continue to prosper and Aesculapius continues to detail developments, reunions, historical memories and obituaries of graduates and notable teachers.

It also publishes the accounts of student electives which are presented at the Annual Meeting of the Sands Cox Charity in November. The students remain enthusiastic and do some remarkably mature and original science and set off on some fascinating expeditions.

In recent months the Dental School has opened to major acclaim, it has received top star ratings in it’s Research Assessment Exercise and there have been significant changes in the senior staff structure. Some of these important items are included here.

Sadly Tony Barnes has died and John Buckels and Malcom Simms have written a moving tribute to one of the major characters in Medical School history.

On 18th November the Annual Meeting of the Sands Cox Charity will be held with two excellent speakers talking about some intriguing topics. Professor Robin Ferner is talking about “Murder with Medicine” and Dr John Hamburger “Fascinomas from the oral Medicine Archives –some unusual clinical cases” (add link to that)

We are pleased to announce the 2016 winner of the John Rippin Elective Bursary is Raj Shah  for a  comparison of oral hygiene in disabled women in Shanzu, Kenya before and after tailored preventative intervention.


Meg Barker won The Stuart Green Bursary for a project on - How might a doctor be alerted to the presence of child abuse? They will both be presenting their work at the Annual Meeting along with the winners of the Sands Cox Bursaries.

Each year The Arthur Thomson Trust hosts a dinner for the 30 year Medical and Dental Graduates at Staff house. Details are included and if you have not heard about your Medical Reunion please contact Keeley Dudley ( ) or Karen McNaughton  ( ). Phone 0121 413 4046.

Similarly if you have not heard about the 30 year Dental Reunion do contact Mrs Karen Williams on or 0121 46 65466. For other reunion details contact Lynne Reynolds ( on 0121  46 65467 or Prof Walmsley (

If you are holding a reunion and have not informed the Medical School then do contact the Alumini Office who will be pleased to help and also the Sands Cox Charity at

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