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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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” 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...

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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New Student Elective Report Received

Patient-dentist communication in Cambodia     Christina Tran & Lu Huey Khoo Our first week in Cambodia was spent in a makeshift dental clinic at a school in Phnom Penh’s poorer outskirts (Image 1). Conditions here were vastly different to the Bristol Dental Hospital, with portable lamps and handpieces powered by an unreliable generator (Image 2), and instruments (including burs) […]

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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 […]

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