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In Memoriam: Alun Jones, 1928 2018

We are very sad to report that Alun, our old friend and colleague, died on 27th June at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, following a stroke. He died peacefully with family at his bedside. Alun was born on 29th June 1928 in Pontypridd, South Wales. He attended the local grammar school where he excelled in studies and sports. He became head boy […]

Final Results Day

Friday 15th June was the day all students dream about: the day they receive news that they have passed their final exams. Traditionally it is a day when representatives of DDU, Dental Protection and Wesleyan offer hospitality to the students and recruit them. This year, for the first time, the BDAA was there, represented by Ken Marshall and Reg Andlaw, […]

BDAA Supporting Dental Students

Dental students Liz Hollis and Natasha Parmar asked whether we would help out with expenses after they had a poster display accepted for presentation at the May meeting of the British Society of Oral Medicine in Dundee. We were only too happy to help as they would have been unable to attend without financial support and they reported back with […]

Bob Izon

It is with regret we have to report the death of Bob Izon. Bob (BDS Bristol 1966) died on Sunday 1st April.  He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for many years, which he bore with great strength and fortitude. A Memorial Service will be held at St Paul’s Church, Hereford HR1 1RT on Wednesday 18th April at 2.00pm.

David Baker (1942 – 2018)

We are sad to report the death of David Baker on 20th February. David was born in Wolverhampton on 6th October 1942. He was a Bristol dental student from 1961, qualifying in December 1965. He worked as an associate in a dental practice in Cannock before opening his own practice in Codsall. He married Joy, a dental nurse at the […]

New Reunion Report Received: Class of ’82

John Cantwell Writes: 35th Reunion of the Class of ‘82 We gathered at the Marriott Royal in Bristol for our 7th reunion. Some had revisited the Llandoger Trow in the afternoon to lubricate the proceedings. We assembled in the bar, 23 of the 46 graduates managing to attend and all looking in good shape! There were some apologies from those […]

Chris Stephens wins another award!

Prof. Chris Stephens decided two years ago that  rather than trekking up to Gloucestershire every month where he had been a Woodland Trust  Volunteer for almost 30 years he would transfer his allegiance to a new group being established here in Bristol for Bishop’s Knoll Wood. This resulted in the publication of his second retirement book  – Bristol’s Australian Pioneer- […]

Recently held reunion reports…

1987 reunion, Saturday 11th November Caroline Drugan The 30-year reunion of the Class of 1987 was expertly arranged by Maurice Trotter, all the way from Queensland, Australia after he promised he would do the next one five years ago. The day kicked off with Susan Hooper leading a group of us on a tour of the dental school. There have […]

Professor David Berry, 1921-2017

It is with much regret we report the recent death of Professor David Berry. Chris Stephens offers a remembrance: David Berry was born in Bridgwater Somerset in 1921 and in 1941 joined the RAF, completing his war service in October 1945 as a Flying Instructor at the Elementary Flying Training School, Burnaston, Derbyshire. Even though the photograph of his Tiger […]