Alice RobertsWe are pleased to announce that Professor Alice Roberts will be presenting a Keynote Lecture on Public Engagement on Friday 13th June.  

Clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster Alice Roberts has been appointed Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.

Alice, who regularly appears as a science presenter on TV programmes including Coast, Time Team and Horizon, as well as The Incredible Human Journey, Don’t Die Young and Origins of Us, joined the University on 1st February, 2012.

As well as carrying out a range of academic duties, such as lecturing undergraduate students and supervising PhD students, this new role will also involve promoting the University of Birmingham’s academics and their research to the general public, and inspiring people about science. 
Find out more about Alice Roberts


Thursday 12th June 2014

Thursday 17th May
  13.30 Registration and Refreshments

Welcome Presentation
Professor David Adam
Dean, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham 


Dr Jonathan Reinarz,
A Glimpse into the History of the MEdical School Administration
Director, The History of Medicine Unit,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

 14.45 Medical Schools Council Update,
Dr Katie Petty-Saphon,
Executive Director of the Medical Schools Council 
 15.30 Refreshments

Update from the GMC
Mr Martin Hart,
Assistant Director of Education at the GMC

Mr Richard Amison,
Head of Registration Applications at the GMC


Multiple Mini Interviews and Their Role in Widening Participation
Dr Austen Spruce,
Senior Lecturer in Medical Science and Education,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Demonstration of the Online Applicant Appointment System,
Dr John Couperthwaite,
Operations Manager, Education Technology,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham 

 17.00 Plagiarism,
Ms Catherine Butcher,
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia 
 17.30 Group Photograph
 17.45 Coach departs to Hyatt Regency, Broad Street
 19.00 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Drinks Reception and Private Tour
 20.00 Dinner in the Industrial Gallery
 22.30 Depart and return to the Hyatt Regency, Broad Street

Friday 13th June 2014 

Thursday 17th May
  08.30 Coach departs from Hyatt Regency, Broad Street to the Medical School 
 09.00 Refreshments

Medical School in the Academics,
Professor Kate Thomas,
Vice Dean & MBChB Programme Director,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Mr Atiq-ur Rehman,
Head of Clinical Teaching Academy, Dudley Group of Hospitals

To include demonstration of information technology used at Russells Hall Hospital


 09.45 Teaching Medical Students post Francis,
Ms Louise Banks,
Head of Education, University Hospitals Birmingham
 10.45 Refreshments 
 11.00 UKVI,
Ms Janet Crook,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
 11.30 A Question of Fairness - The Incoming International Elective,
Dr. C. Wiskin, Chairman, UK Council for Undergraduate Medical Electives
 12.00 Health Education England - Update - Tariff,
Mr Steve Clarke, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive
 12.30 Invited Speaker
Public Engagement
Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Author and Broadcaster
 13.00 Lunch 
 13.45 Close


Programme subject to change