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Class of 1983, 35th year Reunion

The class of 83 met on the weekend of November 17th2018 for their 35 year reunion. There were some early arrivals, who met on the Friday night to share a few drinks and a curry. The main event began on Saturday with the customary tour of the Dental Hospital, conducted this year by Sue Hooper. It was a sharp reminder […]

In Memoriam

It is with sadness we have to report of the death of Francis “Frankie” Poku (BDS 1965) on 26th January 2019. He will be buried in Ghana on 23rd March 2019. The photo shows him presenting a plaque to Jonathan Sandy at our centenary meeting in November 2012.

1988, 30th Year Reunion

Darren Hills reports: Preparation for our customary quinquennial reunion commenced in January. On 24th November 2018, 27 of our year (plus 15 partners) gathered together to reminisce the 30 years since undergraduate qualification. Particularly impressive was the effort made by Tony Hill to travel all the way from Tasmania! Events kicked off with a tour around the Dental Hospital on […]

In memoriam:

We are sad to report the death of Jennie Williams (neé Ellis-Jones), former wife of Richard Joy. Jennie graduated BDS Bristol in 1964; the only student in the year to gain an honours degree and spent many years practising orthodontics in Bob Russell’s practice in Frome. She died on 24th December 2018 following a long illness and is survived by […]

A little bit of personal history by Chris Stephens

Reunions are more enjoyable as one gets older. No longer does one have to listen to how wonderful everyone else’s children are doing at school, university, or the City and can relax and talk about former shared times. While most dental school have alumni  associations their reunions take a variety of forms. As far as I am aware in the […]

” Where’s Derek?”

Many of us will remember  Arthur Darling’s loud enquiry, more of a command,  usually coming from one of the lecture theatres or from the Histopath lab on Wednesday mornings.  Derek  patiently played  the  dental “Jeeves” to Arthur,  always patient, helpful and competent.  Since his retirement  several years ago Derek has been living in Hereford but still visits his siste...

New Student Elective Report Received

Comparing Post-Op Instructions following Extractions in Bristol and Nepal Claudia Lever and Ella Holden had very kindly sent us a report of their recent trip to Nepal. You can read tabout it by clicking here              

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 […]

BDAA Dental Student Prizes

Following a graduation ceremony in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial building on the morning of 17th July, 2 prizes were awarded by Ken Marshall, on behalf of the BDAA to the following BDS students  at a ceremony in the Biomedical Sciences building. BDAA Elective Prize Miss Caroline Clarke and Miss Nicola Harvey For their study: Does watching videos […]

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, […]

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