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Call me Doctor!

It has just been brought to my attention by Edward Shaw, one of our alumni, that a member of his graduating year of 1962 was centrally involved in campaigning for dentists to be allowed to use the courtesy title of ‘Doctor’. After twenty years of active effort by Dr Douglas Pike the General Dental Council agreed to this in November […]

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.

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...

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 […]

Bob Yemm 1939 – 2017

Professor Bob Yemm, who died after a short illness on 15 February, was a distinguished clinician, scientist and teacher. Bob (as everyone knew him) qualified BDS from Bristol in 1961, the same year as his dentist wife Glenys. In 1965 he gained a BSc honours degree in Physiology also from Bristol and added a PhD in 1969. He moved to […]

Crispian Scully 1945 – 2017

With sadness we announce the death of Professor Crispian Scully CBE in London on 17th March. Professor & Honorary Consultant Oral Medicine and Head of School at Bristol from 1988- 1993, Professor Scully went on to be the Dean at the Eastman Dental Institute (1993-2008).  During his career, he published more than 1100 papers, wrote 34 books and edited 11 more. Our […]

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