ON Science and Medicine Professional Networking Evening
9 March 2012
The second in the School’s series of ON Professional Networking evenings took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in London yesterday. These evenings are designed to allow ONs to renew acquaintances with former pupils of Norwich School, to develop relationships and contacts in their field of interest, and to learn more about their chosen profession. On this occasion, the inaugural event for Science and Medicine, we were delighted to welcome ONs including pupils who are now studying Medicine or Natural Sciences at University, University Professors and Senior Lecturers, medical practitioners, ONs with a commercial or charitable interest in science and medicine, and those interested in the sector including investors, management consultants and, as was the case last night, a former teacher of Chemistry at Norwich School (Bob Worley).
The evening was addressed by two ONs, namely Dr Wade-Martins, University Lecturer and Group Head of Molecular Neuro-degeneration and Gene Therapy at the University of Oxford, and by Professor Tom Robinson, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Deputy Head of Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Honorary Consultant Physician at University Hospitals of Leicester. Dr Wade-Martins focused on the challenges (and joys) of running a University research team while Prof Robinson spoke about the critical role his research network are playing in rolling out stroke prevention measures nationally. Both presentations were excellent and the School and its Development Office are most grateful to Dr Wade-Martins and to Prof Robinson for their invaluable contribution.
The event was held in the fascinating Hunterian Museum where a stunning array of anatomical objects, including the Evelyn tables and the skeleton of the “Irish Giant” Charles Byrne, is beautifully displayed.
We would like to thank all those who attended yesterday’s event and we look forward to the next Law Networking Evening and to other similar events for different sectors which are currently being planned.
Bursar & Development Director