Keats Lecture 2017

The lecture commemorated John Keats (1795-1821) who was a student at Guy’s and qualified at the Hall in 1816. The lecture was established in 1969 when the Royal College of Surgeons of England also co-hosted the Lecture series ( This year the Lecture marks the 200th anniversary since the poet John Keats arrived at Guy’s to study surgery.

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Sean Hughes, MS, FRCSEd(Orth), FRCS FRSCI DHMSA DPMSA
Lecture title:  “Keats and medicine; an exploration of their relationship”

Guests mingling prior to the lecture
 Professor Sean Hughes (Speaker)
 (Left-Right) Professor Ed Byrne AC, President & Principal, King’s College London giving the vote of thanks. Dr Tina Matthews,President of the Faculty
(Left – right) Dr Tina Matthews & Professor
The Court (Left-Right) plus guests – Dr P O’Mordha
Mr M Jourdan, Dr C Mackworth-Young (Senior Warden), Professor E Byrne AC, Mr M Spencer, Dr D
Adams (Master), Dr R Bethel, Professor Sean Hughes (Speaker), Dr R Palmer, Dr Tina Matthews
(President), Mr M Rossor, Dr P Simmons, Dr A Mozumder (Dean), Mr N Wood, Mr N Royle (Clerk),
Dr T Chambers.
Guests mingling at the Drinks reception after the lecture