News from the School

Opening of the Newly Refurbished Chapter House Lecture Theatre

On Tuesday 2nd December 2014 the newly-refurbished Chapter House Lecture Theatre was officially opened.

Speakers at the event included Dave Dymock, Head of Teaching; Sarah Bain, School Director and Professor Jonathan Sandy, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Chairman Reg Andlaw, Hon. Secretary, Gary Mendham, Hon. Treasurer Iain Hathorn and Chris Stephens were in attendance!

The lecture theatre refurbishment has recently been completed and part of the funding has come from our alumni association (BDAA) together with individuals whose names can be seen on the photograph below. For those of our membership who are old enough to remember the older “New Lecture Theatre” a photo is included together with before and after photos of the refurbishment project. You may well be able to spot the improvements!

The original “new” lecture theatre circa 1963

New Lecture th 1963


Chapter House Lecture Theatre Prior to Refurbishment

Ch Hse Lect theatre 2007


The new look…following refurbishment



Some of the attendees at the official opening


From L to R,

Prof. Chris Stephens, Dave Brown, Gary Mendham, Sarah Bain (Director, Bristol School of Dental Care Professionals), James Tubman (Dental School Manager), Reg Andlaw.

Prof. Jonathan Sandy speaking at the opening



Plaque of Donors