147th Session

Programme: September 2020 – July 2021

President: Professor David Cahill, 

Professor Emeritus in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Education, University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist, St Michael’s Hospital


All meetings now will be held as Webinars at 8pm  - please contact admin@bristolmedchi.co.uk for Zoom link 



Wednesday 30th September 2020 [note early date!]

Annual General Meeting at Engineers House with video online links 

Presidential Address

Professor David Cahill MD FRCPI FRCOG FHEA

Professor Emeritus in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Education and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist  

“The Three Gs in my career”

Unfortunately the recording was not high enough quality to put online - part of our discovery of issues with recording presentations in the flesh. 

However the presentation has been amalgamated with an audio recording in an attempt ot recreate the presentation. There are odd gaps and duplications but bear with us! It does all play!

Address of video: https://youtu.be/d1_ficvOIrE

Wednesday 18th November 2020


Professor Emeritus Gordon Stirrat MA(Oxon), MB, ChB(Glas), MD(Lond) FRCOG and 

Professor Richard Huxtable L.L.B.(Nott.), M.A.(Sheff.), Ph.D. (Bristol)

 “Inside the Ethics Committee – Resolving clinical dilemmas”


Address of Video: https://youtu.be/SvGF8lR7sg8


Wednesday 9th December 2020


Professor Emeritus Gareth Williams MA, MD(Cantab), ScD, FRCP

Previous Dean of Medicine, Bristol

“Unravelling the DNA helix”

Unfortunately we missed the first minute of the talk!

Wednesday 13th January 2021 webinar 
The very best of student projects from Bristol Medical School
Four students picked from the 250 student projects. 

Julia Kan - Exploring the acceptability, feasibility and clinical utility of a new assessment tool for younger children (5-11-years) with CFS/ME
Thomas Nicholls  Creating a medical education resource on opioid overdose
Anna Pilbro The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on referrals to early-intervention psychosis teams
Ella Smith - Developing a learning resource in toxicology
Ella Smith was judged to be the best presentation from a highly competitive field and is awarded the Med Chi Student Presention Prize. 



Wednesday 10th February 2021 webinar

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson DM, FRCPCH, FRCP

Previous Chairman of the GMC

 “Regulation of the medical profession – from Hippocrates to George Eliot and back to Aeschylus”

Jointly with the GP Society.

Georgia Rowley, president of GP Society also talked on student views of the GMC. 

due to technical issues we are not able to show a recording of this meeting. 

Special meeting: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Dr Nabil Jarad and Professor Paul Goddard

“Covid New Variants, Covid Vaccines and Re-purposed drugs for Covid”


Wednesday 10th March 2021

The Long Fox Memorial Lecture

Professor Emeritus David Mumford MD MPhil MA FRCPsych

 “Cross cultural psychiatry and education”


Wednesday 14th April 2021

Dr Simon Britten FRCPsych

 “A motorbike from Bristol to Bejing”


Wednesday 12th May 2021

Dr Catherine Coulson MB and Dr Mel Griffin MD MRCOG

“Bristol med school in the 70s and 90s”


Wednesday 26th May 2021 Special meeting

Dr Nabil Jarad and Dr Monika Blackwell

“COVID-19, the Lockdown and Long Covid.  The impact on patients in primary and secondary care settings”



Wednesday 9th June 2021

Dr Kutt FRCP FRCR, Dr Sansom MD FRCP

 “Bristol Medical School in the 70s”





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 University of Bristol, the John Farndon Memorial Fund, Joyce Oliver Wealth Management,, the Wesleyan Assurance Society, Dr Jazz Charitable Funds and Deepbridge Capital