Vale Kester Brown AM 9/12/1935 – 14/11/2018

The Royal Children’s Hospital Alumni were sad to learn of the death of Dr Kester Brown on November 14th 2018. Kester Brown was born in Kenya and did his undergraduate training in Scotland at St Andrews University where he graduated in 1960. He joined the Children’s Hospital staff in 1967 as the first medical officer with … Continued

2018 Vernon Collins Oration

Presented on Wednesday October 3rd. The 34th Vernon Collins Oration. The Vernon Collins Oration, “Responding to contemporary challenges in Indigenous child and adolescent health”, given by Professor Sandra Eades, was received with great acclaim by a large audience, including many Alumni. To watch a video recording of the lecture, click on the link below:   … Continued

2018 Gala Dinner

Alumni Gala Dinner 2018 The RCH Alumni Gala Dinner 2018 Once again the dinner was held at Kew Golf Club, on Tuesday November 20th 2018. There were 79 members and partners present and four guests. An excellent dinner was followed by a stimulating presentation by Prof Jeffrey Rosenfeld focussing on developments in neurosurgery that he had been involved … Continued

Recent seminar: “Child health, children’s rights and the law”

The third seminar in our medico-legal series “Child health, children’s rights and the law”, jointly convened by the RCH Alumni and Children’s Rights International, took place on the first day of the 10th National Paediatric Bioethics Conference on Wednesday, September 5th. A large audience in the Ella Latham Auditorium listened attentively to a paper delivered … Continued

Last lunchtime meeting August 14th

The recent meeting, in the RCH Foundation, was attended by about 40 Alumni members and guests. Dominic was introduced by Dr Kevin Collins, standing in for the President Dr Hugo Gold who was away. Dr Collins reminded the audience of Dominic’s well remembered performance in a Residents’ Show at RCH in early 2003, when he … Continued