Medical Group AGM 2016

17 February 2016

SIG: Medical

All Photos by: Richard Poynter

The 68th Medical Group AGM took place on the 15th January 2016 at the Gordon Museum Guy’s Hospital, London. The meeting was attended by the Medical Group membership as well as the President Mr Walter Benzie and the Treasurer of Society, Mr Geoff Blackwell.

At the meeting the following members were elected to serve on Committee: Dr Afzal Ansary ASIS FRPS (Chairman), Mr Bob Tapper ASIS FRPS (Hon. Secretary) Dr Juliet Chanerey-Robson (Hon. Treasurer) and Mr David Bishop (Committee member)


Following the AGM and light refreshments there was a Joint Meeting with The Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) attended by approx. 60 people. Before the lecture there was an award ceremony where Mr Richard Hancock was presented with a certificate for attaining the highest qualification and distinction Society can award of ASIS FRPS (Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society) congratulations Richard.


The award ceremony was followed by a lecture entitled “Forty Years of Murder” presented by Mr Bill Edwards, curator of the world-famous Gordon Museum of Pathology, who gave us an eye-opening look at the work of Professor Keith Simpson, widely regarded as one of the leading forensic pathologists of the 20th Century.

Professor Simpson pioneered many of the founding techniques of forensic pathology and applied them to several celebrated cases, not least of which were the infamous Acid Bath Murders.

As usual, Bill did not disappoint in his delivery or content and I would like to thank him for not only giving such a excellent and fascinating presentation, but also for the support he has given to Medical Group and IMI over the years.

The meeting concluded with Dr Ansary presenting the Chairman’s award. The guidelines to this award are “…given at the personal whim of the Chairman without influence of any other person” Dr Ansary announced that this year’s award was going to Catherine Draycott. Unfortunately, Catherine was not in attendance due to family commitment and therefore the trophy would be presented at a suitable venue sometime in the future.