Senior Fellows' Society Summer Meeting, Sheffield 17-20 June 2019

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Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa

119 Norfolk Street


S1 2JE

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This year, the Senior Fellows’ Society summer meeting will take place in Sheffield, and it will consist of a series of lectures and activities, spread across three days from 17-19 June 2019.

Please join us on the Monday 17 (optional), Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 June for an engaging and thought-provoking programme of lectures and activities, based in Sheffield.

All guests are encouraged to book their accommodation at Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa, where the lectures will be taking place. Further details on accomodation, along with a detailed itinerary of the three days, can be found below.

Please contact us on 02078696219 and 02078696447 if you require assistance to book for the activities online.

Monday 17 June 2019

Overview of afternoon and arrival

For those who would like to arrive on Monday 17 June, we have arranged an optional visit to Chatsworth House.

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains an important collection of paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.


12pm Chatsworth House visit (optional)

Evening at leisure

Other suggested activities: Lyceum and Crucible theatres just across square.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no prior arrangements for dinner on Monday 17 evening. There are many restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel, or you can use the hotel's restaurant.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Overview of day

The morning will begin with a programme of lectures at the hotel. Morning programme:

  • 8.00am Registration
  • 8.30am Introduction and welcome – chairman Mr David Jones
  • 8.40am Miss Lesley Hunt – ‘CapaCare Sierra Leone Surgical Training Program’
  • 9.20am Professor Ian Rennie – ‘A national ocular malignancy service’
  • 10.00am Coffee break
  • 10.20am Professor Irving Taylor – ‘When things go wrong: protecting patients and supporting doctors’
  • 11.00am Mr Mike Lavelle – ‘Life after surgery – a musical idyll’

Following a quick lunch, a coach will leave at 12.30pm for Kelham Island Museum.

Kelham Island Museum

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old.

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

Their interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

Follow the growth of the steel city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the city of today and the world!

You will be able to see the mighty River Don Engine in steam at 1pm.

Following the museum visit, there will be an optional evensong at the Cathedral. PLEASE NOTE: The Cathedral is 5 minutes walk away from the hotel. No formal transport is arranged.


Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa

8–11.40am Lectures

11.45–12.15pm Quick lunch at the hotel

12.30pm Coach leaves the Mercure St Paul’s hotel for visit to Kelham Island Museum at 12.30pm and return roughly 4pm.

17.45pm Optional Evensong at the Cathedral

6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks (There will be a cash bar)

7.00pm Dinner at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa - £35 per person.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Overview of day

Wednesday morning is set to follow a similar pattern of lectures to Tuesday.

Morning programme:

  • 9.00am Mr Matthias Radatz – ‘Evolution of Stereotactic Surgery’
  • 9.40am Mr Chris Butterworth – ‘Implant based prosthetic rehabilitation in the management of maxillary and midface malignancy’
  • 10.20am Coffee break
  • 10.50am Lt-Col. Tania Cubison – ‘What have Military Surgeons learnt from 10 years in Afghanistan?’
  • 11.30am Professor Chris Imray – ‘Seven Summits Challenge’

After lunch, a coach will leave the hotel at 1.30pm for B. Braun.

B. Braun is one of the world's leading providers and manufacturers of healthcare solutions today. With its constantly growing portfolio of effective medical care solutions, B. Braun makes a substantial contribution towards protecting and improving people's health. In total, the B. Braun product range comprises 5,000 different products, 95 percent of which are manufactured by the company.

We will be visiting B. Braun headquarters at Thorncliffe Park on the north side of Sheffield for a ‘space-age’ demonstration of surgical technology.


Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa

9am–12.10pm Lectures

12.20–1.15pm Lunch at the hotel

1.30pm Coach leaves the hotel for visit to BBraun and return roughly 4.30pm. ‘Space-age’ demonstration of surgical technology.

6.30pm Visit to Cutlers’ Hall and tour by the Beadle followed by drinks.

7.00pm Dinner at Cutlers’ Hall and after dinner entertainment.

Dress code: smart casual.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no official transport booked to get to Cutlers’Hall from the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel. Cutler’s Hall is 6 minutes walk away from the hotel.

Pricing summary

Please see below, prices per person. Prices include return journey by coach for all the activities, except the dinners.

Optional - Visit to Chatsworth House - £36.00. Price include the return journey by coach and the ticket to the house and garden.

Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th: Morning Lectures with Lunch - £60.00

Tuesday 18th June: Visit to Kelham Island Museum - £19.50

Tuesday 18th June: Dinner at Mercure St Paul's Hotel - £35.00

Wednesday 19th June: Visit to BBraun - £16.00

Wednesday 19th June: Dinner at Cutlers' Hall - £75.00

Please contact us on 02078696219 and 02078696447 if you require assistance to book for these activities online.


Please contact the RCS Events Team on if you have any access requirements we should know of, or if you are unsure about access facilities at any location across the three days.


Please book your accommodation at Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa.

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa

119 Norfolk Street

S1 2JE Sheffield

The 4-star Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa is perfectly located in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Its central location provides guests with-easy access to major transport links, including Sheffield railway station and regular services to Sheffield Airport.

To book a room please telephone 01142782000 and press option 1. Please mention: Royal College of Surgeons’ event when booking to have book the rooms with the special rate agreed.

The hotel does not have a car park on site but they do offer discounted rates at local car parks. Please let us know whether you require further information regarding parking.

Please contact the RCS events team on 02078696219 and 02078696447 or by email with any queries.

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