The Programme

Seasons Greetings to all our readers. The 145th session is proceeding well. The first three lectures have been excellent and I particularly enjoyed hearing Professor Lightman's fascinating new research. Next up is Adam Finn on January 9th in the new year. See you there!

145th Session

Programme: October 2018 – July 2019

President: Mr Feras Naaisa, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Southmead Hospital

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Annual General Meeting 

Presidential Address

Mr Feras Naaisa, FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist 

“The abnormally invasive placenta”

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Dr Rajpal, Consultant Psychiatrist, MBBS, DPM, MRCPysch,

Post Grad Dip. (Mental Health Law)

 “Eye Movement Desensitisation”

Wednesday 12th December 2018 

Professor Stafford Lightman, MBBChir, Ph.D. (Cantab), FMedSci, FRCP

Professor of Medicine

“From the Mato Grosso to the glucocorticoid receptor – Dance and oscillations”


Wednesday 9th January 2019 

Professor Adam Finn, B.M., BCh.(Oxon), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D.(Lond), FRCP

Professor of Paediatrics

“Influenza and other Vaccinations – The State of the Art”

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Professor Gianni Angelini, M.D. (Sienna), M.Ch. (Wales), FRCS (Glas), FETCS

BHF Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Director

“Mending the Broken Heart”

Wednesday 13th March 2019

The Long Fox Memorial Lecture

Professor David Nutt, DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FSB, FMedSci

“How revising the drug laws would lead to a revolution in brain medicine”

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Professor Tim Draycott, B.Sc., M.B., B.S.(Lond), M.R.C.O.G., M.D. (Bristol)

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social and Community Medicine

“Training teams for emergencies”

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Professor John Collinge UCL, MRCP, FRCP, MD, MB.ChB, BSc Hons

Professor of Neurology

“Prion Research: Mad Cow Disease and Beyond”

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Mr Sanjay Vyas, MD FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist

“Improving surgical training”

Wed 10th July 2019

Med-Chi Summer Party (venue: TBC) A summer garden party with Dr Jazz

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: see the bottom of this page) 



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