Moorfields Alumnus Meeting 2020

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St Bartholomew's Hospital Great Hall

West Smithfield

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Moorfields Alumnus Meeting 2020

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On behalf of the Moorfields Alumnus Association, I am delighted to invite you to the 2020 Moorfields Alumnus Meeting: Friday 20th March 2020. Generously supported by Moorfields Private, Moorfields Alumnus Association, Medical Directors Fund & Moorfields Eye Charity.

This year we have an august body of the great and the good from Moorfields Eye Hospital. Speakers include Dawn Sim, Mandeep Sagoo, Sobha Sivaprasad, Peter Thomas, Frank Larkin, Hari Jayaram & John Dart.

The Moorfields Alumnus AGM starts at 1.30pm.

Main Meeting: 2.15pm.

We are fortunate to have access to the beautiful and historic Great Hall at St. Bartholomew's Hospital for this year's meeting, and afterwards, at the stunning Stationer's Hall for dinner.

Meeting Venue: The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Start: Registration & Refreshments from 1.00pm.

Moorfields Association AGM Start 1.30

Moorfields Alumnus Meeting: 2.15pm

Moorfields Revue: 6.40-7.40pm

And afterwards for Champagne Reception and dinner at Stationer's Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC1.

Stationer's Hall is only a short walk on foot from The Great Hall. A map will be printed on the revese of the meeting schedule. It should take no more than 8 minutes on foot to get there.

Stationers' Hall is a Grade I listed building, close to St Paul's Cathedral. It is one of the few ancient Livery Halls remaining in the City of London. Completed in 1673 after the Great Fire of London, the Hall's suite of magnificent, inter-linking rooms as well as the secluded garden makes it one of the most sought after venues in the City of London.

Dinner: 8.00pm prompt. We will make contact with you closer to the time to check dietary requirements. There will be a meat or vegetarian option.

Special After Dinner Speaker.

Carriages: 11.00pm.

Paintings by William Hogarth on the staircase in the North Wing at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Good Samaritan on the left and the Pool of Bethesda on the right, figures probably based on patients at the hospital at that time – possibly showing rickets, mastitis/breast cancer, gout, syphilis, gonorrhoea, jaundice/depression, obesity, emaciation.

It is inside the Grade I listed North Wing which was built to house the financial and management functions of the hospital. The costs of running the hospital were not borne from taxes, insurance or private investment, but by voluntary donations from benefactors. The Governors used the hall to hold its meetings and to welcome and entertain the great and the good of the City to attract them to become donors, whose names and the sums of their donation were inscribed on its walls. Patient care was provided in the other wings of the hospital, as it still is today.

The Great Hall is situated on the first floor of The North Wing. It is approached by way of a grand staircase, The Hogarth Stair, the walls of which were decorated by William Hogarth (1697-1764). As the top of the staircase is reached, the Great Hall is accessed by a dominating doorway that opens up into the large Hall decorated with portraits and dedications to the early contributors to the redevelopment of the hospital. Most striking is the portrait of Henry VIII at the west end of the room, hands on hips and glaring down at all who enter. A combination of the majesty of the stairway and the ever-watching gaze of this most belligerent of monarchs makes this a suitably intimidating arena in which to examine final year medical students!

The Henry VIII portrait is a copy of an original that was hung in the Palace of Whitehall until it was destroyed by fire in 1698. The original was a group that depicted Henry with Jane Seymour, along with his parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, the Queen Consort. The original hanging of the portrait in The Great Hall was supervised by James Gibbs and William Hogarth in 1738.

A central fireplace is decorated by a portrait of St Bartholomew. Opposite this is the Charter Window, not installed until 1743, depicting Henry VIII presenting his charter to Thomas Vicary, arguably the saviour of Barts in the 16th Century, on the foundation of the new hospital. Opposite Henry VIII and forever meeting his eye is a hung portrait of Edward VII. The Charter Window pre-dates the current building, having been installed from the previous Great Hall, dating to the 16th or 17th century.

Other important works include portraits of Percivall Pott painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds and of James Paget by Sir John Millais, which along with portraits of John Abernethy and William Harvey hang in the rooms surrounding the hall (they can be seen in our section on artwork and portraits).

The ceiling was decorated in gold leaf by Jean Baptiste St Michell and represents his only work in England. The walls are lined with the names of the benefactors that supported the hospital from its re-foundation onwards and those that made the redevelopment of the hospital possible after the near-bankruptcy that it faced after The Fire of London. The names run from 1546 until 1905, at which point space ran out.

Following the inception of the NHS in 1948, the funding of Barts – like other hospitals – became the responsibility of the government and so the functions of the Great Hall gradually changed to more general uses such as an examination hall for students, award ceremonies, receptions, dinners and cultural events.

Venue: The Great Hall, Bart’s Hospital, West Smithfield London EC1

13.00 Registration (tea & coffee)

13.30-14.15 Moorfields Association AGM

14.15 Welcome: Gordon Hay

Mr. David Probert: Introduction to the Successes of 2019 and AOB.

14.30 Mr. Frank Larkin: Centre & Surgeon Effects on Surgery Outcomes

14.50 Professor Sobha Sivaprasad:

Achievements of United Kingdom Medical Retina Research in the last decade. A global perspective.

15.10 Mr. Nick Strouthidis : Medical Director Update

15.20 Mr. Hari Jayaram: There’s more than coma in glaucoma

15.40 Professor Mandeep Sagoo: Retinoblastoma – Past, Present & Future

16.00 Short Break

16.15 Miss Johanna Moss, Director of Strategy: Project Oriel

16.30 Mr. Peter Thomas: The Digital Revolution at Moorfields

16.50 Miss Dawn Sim: And The Scales Fell From His Eyes

17.00 Professor Sir Peng Khaw : Research director update & presentation of the research medal

17.20 Medal winner lecture

17.40 High Holborn Lecture: Professor John Dart - 40 Years at Moorfields - a survivors guide

18.10 Drinks

18.40-19.40 : Moorfields revue

20.00 :Formal Dinner: Stationer’s Hall Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD

23.00 : Venue close 23.00h prompt

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West Smithfield

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EC1A 7BE

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