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From Bastion To Birmingham:

Photo credit: Photo: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC/MOD

As part of our ongoing public lectures series, we would like to warmly invite you to attend 'From Bastion To Birmingham: Trauma In The 21st Century'.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about how leading surgeons deal with major trauma coming to the UK from service people injured abroad. The lecture will be given by Sir Keith Porter, Professor in Clinical Traumatology and Clinical Service Lead for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. It will provide a fascinating insight into his experiences on the front line of medicine.

The lecture will take place on Thursday 17 November, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm with refreshments from 7.00pm, at the Harrison Lecture Theatre, The Knowledge Hub, (previously the Research and Teaching Centre) at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

If you would like to attend, please contact us on 0121 685 4027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About the Harrison Lecture Series

'From Bastion To Birmingham: Trauma In The 21st Century' is the second lecture in our Harrison Lecture Series. These specialist orthopaedic lectures are open and to anyone who is interested in learning more about developments within specialist orthopaedics.

They are named after the late Mr Max Harrison, senior emeritus consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, who passed away in 2015. Mr Harrison had an exceptionally distinguished career, serving as a consultant at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and the General Hospital, Birmingham. He was recognised around the world as one of the leading orthopaedic thinkers of his generation.

Mr Harrison’s most visible contribution to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was his vision to raise money for the Research and Teaching Centre, now the Knowledge Hub where these lectures will take place. The legacy that he would be most proud of is the continued success of the higher surgical training programme based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. This training programme currently has the highest pass rate at the final FRCS exam of any of the training programmes in the UK and Ireland.


Photo credit: Photo: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC/MOD