STOP PRESS! – Latest news – Fri 24th Nov 2023

We are fortunate in Stumperlowe Probus Club to have such a spread of knowledge and expertise within our own membership, and the speaker at our meeting on Monday, 20th November, was our own member Professor Robert Coleman.

Rob, who joined the club just over a year ago following his retirement from a career in medicine, spoke to us on optimistic advances in the treatment of cancer, with a presentation entitled “Modern cancer care – reasons to be cheerful.”

Rob is Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield, and remains a board member of the Weston Park Cancer Charity. Since retiring from his formal position at the University in 2017, he remains active in research and lectures around the world in his areas of expertise.

John Hopkins’s blog is now published under Previous Talks.

We have a change of speaker for our next meeting on 4th December, when Paul Iseard’s subject will be “The humble fork.” Sheffield knives have been world famous for centuries, but the history of the fork is less well known. 

Our normal speaker programme took a break on Mon 6th November when 75 members and guests enjoyed the club’s highly successful annual luncheon at the Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel. Our chairman, Dick Birks, presented recently retired committee member and former chairman Peter (‘Jacko’) Jackson with a rather special bottle of wine. Peter is still very active within the club, but recently stepped back from official duties because of other commitments.

Our regular speaker meetings are held at Fulwood Sports Club on the first and third Mondays of each month, excepting Bank Holidays, with members enjoying a chat with tea or coffee and biscuits from 10am before the day’s main business at 10.30am.

  • We were sorry to hear that Vince Allsopp, a former Chairman of Stumperlowe Probus Club, died on Tues 14th November.
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Our speaker programme through to December 2023 is now loaded, click here to view.