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Class of ’74, 45th Reunion Report

The 45th Reunion of the class of 1974 took place on Thursday 7th November at the River Station restaurant in Bristol. Twenty of us ( plus nine other halves) gathered for a highly enjoyable lunch. It was much appreciated that some had travelled long distances to be there, even as far away as Australia – a long way to come for […]

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In memoriam

Hilary Tointon (nee Baynes) 1962-2019 Hilary graduated from Bristol Dental School in 1985 and worked in the south of England before establishing her own dental practice, “Teeth on The Heath” in the Canford Heath area of Poole. She retired in 2015 following her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer and was able to enjoy her remaining time to the full. Hilary […]

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Bristol students win Future of Dentistry award!

Huge congratulations to Tilly Houston and Hannah Wilkins for winning Best Dental Elective 2019 at the Future of Dentistry Awards in London this past weekend. The Future of Dentistry Awards acknowledge the talent and the contribution of inspiring dental students and professionals across the United Kingdom, and provide a number of awards to recognise student and professional achievements i...

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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 […]

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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.

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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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