The Coombs Seminar
The Robin Coombs Seminars are a series of talks on a wide range of topics relating to the science and practice of medicine. The series is named in memory of Professor Robin Coombs, one of the outstanding immunologists of the 20th century, and a Fellow of the College, who sadly passed away in 2006. The seminars are held in Lent term and consist of two short talks followed by refreshments and the opportunity for informal discussion with the speakers. Previous speakers include Professor Jonathon Mant Head of the Primary Care Unit of the Department of Public Health & Primary Care at the University of Cambridge), Professor Tim Carter (Professor at the Institute of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of Bergen) and Dr Tony Males (General Practitioner in Cambridge). Our forthcoming Coombs Seminar will given by Dr Rune Damgaard on Saturday 4th March 2017. We hope you will be able to join us for this interesting and enjoyable evening – more details will be communicated in due course.
The Clark-Kennedy Lectures
The Clark-Kennedy Lectures are named for Archibald Clark-Kennedy was admitted to Corpus as an undergraduate in 1911 and who was appointed the first Director of Medical Studies at Corpus in 1919. The number of medical students admitted to Corpus immediately rose and he was undoubtedly an inspiring teacher. He did most of his supervising at weekends, spending much of his time at the London Hospital where he became Dean in 1936. He was a fellow of the college for almost 66 making him the longest serving Fellow in the history of the College. These annual lectures are
given on a topic of current medical interest and are followed by the LSM’s Annual Dinner Celebrations. Professor Patrick Maxwell (Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge) and Dr. David Jayne (Renal Consultant and Reader in Vasculitis, University of Cambridge.) Our forthcoming Archibald Clark-Kennedy Lecture will be given by Professor Bill Turner and will be part of the 10 year Anniversary Celebrations.
The Stukeley Talks are named for William Stukeley, who, as a medical student in Corpus, introduced Stephen Hales to experimental physiology (thus leading to the first ever demonstration of arterial blood pressure). He later qualified in medicine and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1718. These talks are given by undergraduate and postgraduate students at Corpus where they shared their summer projects, experiences of the LSM networking scheme and stories from electives untaken in various exotic parts of the world. The next Stukeley Talks will be held on Saturday 26th November.