Celebrating 90 years young

Lord Walton is a legendary figure here in Newcastle.  Former dean of medicine and professor of Neurology, he has contributed to the development of the pioneering Newcastle curriculum and is a long time friend of the University, the Medical School and the medical profession.

As he reaches his 90th year in September of this year, he is still an active cross bencher in the House of Lords balancing international travel with trips to London and rounds of golf in Northumberland. 

We are pleased to announce a series of celebrations as part of our Lord Walton Day here at the Medical School and hope you will join us to celebrate his exceptional legacy on 10th September 2012:

The Walton Legacy: A research symposium
1pm – 4:45pm in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Celebratory Lectures
Speakers: Sir Mark Walport of the Wellcome Trust and Robert Meadowcroft from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
5pm – 6:30pm followed by a drinks reception.

Birthday Dinner at Jesmond Dene House
7pm for 7:30pm with welcome drinks
Places are limited for this event, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.  Tickets are priced at £45 per person.

Please note:

The evening dinner to mark Lord Walton’s 90th Birthday is now fully booked. If you would like to add your name to the reserve list for the dinner please contact James Johnston by email or by telephone 0191 208 6072.

We have still places available for the research symposium and celebratory lectures and you can reserve your place online.

Published: 23rd July 2012