The Programme

Dr Jane Barrett's presentation on Royal Colleges was excellent and her position as Past president of the Royal College of Radiologists gave her considerable insight into the challenges that lie ahead for Royal Colleges. Jane is pictured above with our president, Revd Dr. Victor Barley.

 The programme is shown below for the 143rd session. The next meeting is on 14th December and this will also be our Xmas party....see you there!

Venue: All meetings are at Engineer's House, The Promenade, Clifton unless otherwise advised below.  Meal bookings:   Please telephone Sam Walker on 07508 792578 or email (you can use the Contact Us page if you wish) 

          143rd  Session:  October 2016-July 2017

       President.... Revd Dr Victor Barley D.Phil, FRCR.


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?”


Wednesday 14th December 2016 

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

“Why clinical research matters in the NHS”


This is also our Christmas Party!!!




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




Consultants and general practitioners are encouraged to bring their junior colleagues.


Medical and other health students are especially welcome.



The Society gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Spire Hospital, the University of Bristol, the John Farndon Memorial Fund, the Wesleyan Assurance Society, the South West Deanery and Dr Jazz Charitable Funds.