20th Nov 2023 – Modern cancer care: reasons to be cheerful – Prof Robert Coleman

We are very fortunate in Stumperlowe Probus in having members drawn from many different walks of business and professional life with years of experience gained in their chosen areas of expertise. One such member, Rob Coleman, joined the club just over a year ago following his retirement from an extremely successful career in medicine as … Read more

16th Oct 2023 – The Life and my Time with George Orwell – Richard Blair

We were privileged to share, at first hand, Richard Blair’s (pictured left) many recollections of life with his father Eric Arthur Blair, otherwise known as George Orwell (1903-1950), best known for his allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), and his non-fictional work including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) and … Read more

18th Sept 2023 – The only man who could lose the war in an afternoon – Dr J.H.F. Smith

John Smith was an eminent pathologist before his retirement – a consultant gynaecological histopathologist and cytopathologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – but has had a lifelong interest in naval warfare. Probably to the relief of most of those present, he chose the latter as his subject when he agreed to come and … Read more

4th Sept 2023 – Guilty of Manslaughter? ? An interactive case discussion– Prof Kevin Channer

Prof Channer, a consultant cardiologist, explained that he undertook some medico-legal work for colleagues when he was based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and his talk was based on a true story. He presented the case to our audience, who would then be the jury. It involved an under-19 football team, connected to a league … Read more

21st Aug 2023 – Surviving the Burma Railway 1942-43 – Prof Geoff Gill

Geoff Gill, Emeritus Professor of International Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Liverpool University, and a retired NHS Consultant Physician, gave us an illuminating talk on the privations and diseases experienced by Allied prisoners of war during the building of the Burma railway. He gave an often harrowing account of the suffering experienced … Read more