Susan Hooper recently retired after an impressive 40-year stint at the Dental School. She was appointed a senior house officer in maxillo-facial surgery in 1977 and retired as Consultant Senior Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry.

To celebrate her retirement a Staff Summer Party was organised on 20th July. It was held under an open-sided marquee in the courtyard outside the Students’ Common Room where a large gathering of current and retired dental staff, nurses and administrators were treated to a selection of perfectly barbequed food, to live music from a trio and even to an exhibition of pole-dancing performed by two loose-limbed young ladies from the University of Bristol Pole Fitness Society.

Professor Peter Robinson, Head of School, led the tributes followed by others previously recorded by colleagues that were displayed on a large screen, all confirming the high regard in which Susan is held not only for the work she has done but also for her warm, happy and friendly personality. All present joined in wishing her a very happy retirement.