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Medical and Veterinary Society Dinner


We look forward to welcoming over 70 Girtonians, current students and Fellows to the Medics Symposium and/or Medics and Vets Dinner.

In the afternoon, ahead of the dinner, there will be a medics symposium (but any vet alumni are welcome to attend too!) which will be followed by drinks and a dinner in the evening. The occasion is being held for all Girton medics and vets; all current Medical and Vet Fellows and students. We are delighted to announce that Girtonian Chris Proudman (Veterinary Sciences, 1982), Professor and Head of School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, will be our guest speaker at the dinner.

Girton150 Medics Symposium Draft Programme

The symposium will begin with refreshments at 3.30pm with the first speaker taking the floor at 4.00pm. Please find below the draft programme.

Dinner Details and Tickets

From 7.00pm pre-dinner drinks will be served in the Fellows’ Drawing Room, followed by a formal meal in the Hall. Post-dinner drinks will then be held in the Fellows’ Drawing Room, giving an opportunity for present and past Girtonians to mingle. The dress code for this occasion will be black tie and you are welcome to bring a guest.


As it is term time there is very limited accommodation available in College. A full range of other accommodation available in Cambridge can be found on the website Visit Cambridge. Please note that CAMCard holders can receive special discounts at selected hotels, see the University’s website for more information:

We very much hope that you will join us on 27 April for what promises to be a very special event.

Girton150 Medics Symposium Draft Programme

Fellows' Rooms

3.30pm            Tea and cake

4.00pm            Welcome and introduction: Dr Fiona Cooke (1989), Official Fellow

4.05–4.25pm   Prof. Peter Abrahams, Professor of Clinical Anatomy at Warwick Medical School/Life Fellow, Girton College: Michelangelo's Tiger Bronzes, an Anatomical Who-dunnit?

4.25–4.45pm   Dr Nuha Kardaman (2010): A Day in the Life of a Cardiology Junior Doctor at Papworth Hospital

4.45–5.05pm   Dr Charlie Bell, John Marks Official Fellow in Medicine: Making Tolerant Friends of Natural Killers: A Foray into Autoimmunity

5.05–5.20pm   The Hammond Science Communication Prize: ‘MILESTONE’ Limeng Zhu, 2nd year medical undergraduate

5.20–5.40pm   Part II Project Presentation: How does HPV Affect Alternative Splicing in Host                Cells to Drive Carcinogenesis. Hira Hasan, 3rd year medical undergraduate

5.40–5.55pm   Medical Elective Presentation: Ophthalmology and ENT in Cambodia, Yusuf                         Mushtaq, 3rd year clinical student

5.55–6.00pm   Concluding Remarks, Dr Carlo Acerini, Official Fellow