2016 - 2017 143rd Session

President  Dr Victor Barley. 

I was an Oncologist in Bristol for 25 years and have been a parish priest for the last 14 years, and both careers have influenced my choice of topics.  How can we enable people with cancer and other medical problems to live a fuller life, moreover could “Living Well” be beneficial to everyone, even if we are currently enjoying good health?  

A few meetings are held jointly with related societies and our Summer Party will be in the lovely setting of Ham Green House and Gardens, formerly the home of Dr Richard Bright, subsequently part of Ham Green Hospital, and now the National Centre for Penny Brohn UK, which has pioneered holistic care, and is supporting people affected by cancer and providing Living Well courses.

As last year, before each lecture we will have a short presentation by Medical or Dental students of projects they have prepared during the course of their studies. Please encourage your students to come to the meetings, they are eligible for discounts on membership and meals.

Victor Barley


Wednesday 12th October 2016

Annual General Meeting 

Presidential Address

Revd Dr Victor Barley.  

“Living Well”

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Long Fox Lecture

Dr Jane Barrett OBE

Past president of the Royal College of Radiologists 

“Are Medical Royal Colleges relevant in 2016?”

Prof Barley with Jane Barrett

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Dr Steve Falk, Clinical director West of England local research network

“Why clinical research matters in the NHS”

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Professor Karol Sikora.  

CMO Proton Partners International

Dean, University of Buckingham Medical School

 “Living Well with cancer”

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Dr John Graham, Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer.

 “Why are Guidelines needed?”

Jointly with the GP Society.

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Mr Anthony Koupparis, Consultant Urological Surgeon, North Bristol Trust.

“Robotic Surgery”

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Dr James Brennan, Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

 “Psychological Adjustment to Change (and illness)”  

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Professor Karen Forbes

Professorial Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.

“To live well until we die”

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Dr Catherine Zollman, Macmillan GP Cancer Lead, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Clinical Lead, Penny Brohn UK, Honorary Lecturer in Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.

“Integrative Oncology”

Wed 12th July 2017

Med-Chi Summer Party at Penny Brohn UK, Pill.

The Bristol whole person approach