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50 at 50: Myth, Medicine and the Marginalised

‘Simpler history is constructed by the victors. Someone like me figured in their stories. Life can be otherwise.’ Abdulrazak Gurnah Nobel Prize for Literature 2021 A sunny morning in May 2001, I was having breakfast in a hotel in Atlanta, attending the Digestive Diseases Week, Annual meeting of American Gastroenterology Association. Leonard Seeff, distinguished Hepatologist …

50 at 50: LGBT+ History Month

This latest instalment in a series of blogs to mark the 50/30 celebrations of medicine and nursing at Nottingham coincides with LGBT+ History month, serendipity of which I will take full advantage. The Medical School was opened  just three years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.  In the intervening decades,  there is no …

50 at 50: Celebrating Diversity

With Black History Month upon us we realize the importance of our shared culture and dedicate time to celebrate the amazing and diverse community in which we live in.  We celebrate passionate and driven medical students such as Malone Mukwende. A medical student at St George’s, University of London who in only his second year …