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The Third Tony Lynes Memorial Lecture - Reducing health inequalities: a call to action! Why we must focus on the vital 5 will be delivered by Professor John Moxham who is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College London and Director of Value Based Health Care for King’s Health Partners (KHP).

Professor John Moxham is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College London and Director of Value Based Health Care for King’s Health Partners (KHP). In 1964-7 he was an undergraduate at LSE followed by a year as a junior research fellow. He then studied medicine at University College London qualifying in 1973. After clinical training and research posts at UCH, Hammersmith, UCL and the Brompton he was appointed to King’s College Hospital as a Consultant in General and Respiratory Medicine in 1982.

He became Professor of Respiratory Medicine at KCL in 1990, Dean of Faculty of Clinical Medicine 1997 and Medical Director of KCH 2003-9. In 2009 he joined the Executive of the newly created King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. As a clinical academic his research over more than 40 years has focused on understanding and improving breathlessness and respiratory failure, particularly in patients with COPD and Motor Neurone Disease. He has supervised more than 40 higher degree students and published more than 300 peer reviewed papers. A major interest, over 40 years has been public health, the reduction of smoking and supporting the charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) of which he has been the Chair for the last 10 years. Professor Moxham has lived in Camberwell ever since joining King’s College Hospital.

Tony Lynes (1929-2014) was a political activist and rigorous scholar who devoted much of his life to detailed research. He was an effective political campaigner and parliamentary adviser who fought with distinction to achieve better social security provision for all. Tony also believed

that community action could and did make a difference. As a practical man, in the last 20 years of his life, Tony committed his considerable energy to developing community activities run by and for older people in Southwark and to saving the old LCC/ILEA Music Library after the demise of ILEA.

Southwark Explorers Club, established by Tony in 2000, offers weekly, varied outings to older people and has nearly 300 members. The Welcome Singers and the Recorder Consort, both founded by Tony, will perform on 30 October. He was a prominent member of Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group and continued to lobby on national and local issues until the end of his life. The Community and Youth Music Library is now a thriving national resource and independent trust based at Hornsey Library.

Tony was much loved and well respected in his local community. After his sudden death in October 2014, this lecture was established to provide a focus for local people to remember Tony and to continue his legacy. We know he would want us to look to the future and not the past. We also want to celebrate the positive activities of the many socially responsible organisations in our lively and diverse Borough of Southwark.

Tony Lynes Memorial

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