Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society


© Anthony J Avery Paintings by Anthony J Avery can be viewed at Alexander Gallery, 8 Edgar Buildings, George St, Bath. BA1 2EE



The society aims to further medical education by promoting the exchange of views between health professionals on local health matters and to contribute to informed debate within the professions. 

There is a monthly lecture programme which, as part of our charitable function, is free to all. Please do come.

The programme listings can be found by clicking onto the heading The Programme to the right of this section. 

The website has two main sections.  These are the public domain section which includes the programme of meetings, a growing collection of photographs of the West Country and the history of the society.  It also includes the abstracts from our own electronic journal, the West of England Medical Journal, and articles from previous issues.  Full access to the journal is available via the members section and the journal becomes available to non-members three months later. 


The  141st session was particularly exciting under the watchful eye of the president Professor Davinder Sandhu. Davinder has moved to Bahrain where he has taken the post of Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain. He is pictured handing over the presidential medal to the incoming president for the 142nd session, Miss Lois Tutton, BDS (Hon), MSc, general dental practitioner.
2016 has started with a bang. As usual Hannah's catering was, as usual, excellent. The student presentation from Antonia Northam was well received and gave us all food for thought regarding problems with vocal cords. Dental practitioner Peter Bishop then gave an erudite and convincing exposition on the use of appliances to alleviate muscular and other pains throughout the body.
Dental Practitioner Peter Bishop is shown receiving a present from Med Chi President, Lois Tutton. Peter had just delivered an excellent talk to the members and guests. It was also the occasion of his sixty-sixth birthday and we were all very grateful that he had agreed to share the event with the society! 
Yvette and Tom Baskett are seen on either side of the Med Chi President, Lois Tutton. Tom's lecture, The Pill and the Pope, was enthusiastically received by an audience of sixty-five members and guests.
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