Stuart Green memorial lectures and bursary

Stuart Green Dr Stuart Green (1939-2006) was a consultant neurologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital who singlehandedly ran and developed the Paediatric Neurology department over many years. He was a Founder Member of the British Paediatric Neurology Association, later becoming its President. Sometimes described as eccentric, he was loved and respected by patients and colleagues alike for his kindness, wit and wisdom, captured in a collection of clinical vignettes published posthumously in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology (EJPN 2008;12:69). He was an inspirational teacher of Birmingham medical students – his demonstration of a complex partial seizure mid-lecture was legendary. Following his death, obituaries were published in the Guardian and Jewish Chronicle as well as in medical journals. Friends and family formed a memorial committee and set up the Stuart Green Memorial Fund to support education in paediatric neurology.  In recognition of his contributions to education and to the hospital, the BCH lecture theatre was renamed “The Stuart Green Lecture Theatre”.

Annual Stuart Green Memorial Lecture

This public lecture takes place at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, every year in June. It is always a warm and friendly event. The audience includes Stuart’s former colleagues, friends and family, including members of the local Jewish community, as well as regional paediatricians and trainees. The subject is anything that we think would have interested Stuart and is appropriate also for a non-medical audience.

The 2021 lecture will be held as a virtual event on Tuesday ​22nd June 5.30-6.30pm.  Young author and former Birmingham Children's Hospital patient Sarah Lippett will talk about her experience of growing up with a rare disease as illustrated in her award-winning graphic novel "A puff of smoke" http://www.crayonlegs.com/portfolio/a-puff-of-smoke/.  The lecture is free to attend and we aim to preserve the sociable nature of this event by keeping the meeting open for chat after the lecture. To book a place please register here

2014 lecturer Dr Hilary Cass OBE with friends and family of Dr Stuart Green
2014 lecturer Dr Hilary Cass OBE with friends and family of Dr Stuart Green

Medical student elective bursary

A bursary of £500 is offered annually to a University of Birmingham medical student planning an elective on a topic related to paediatric neurology. The bursary is awarded competitively in January/February alongside other bursaries. The award winner presents their project at the annual meeting of the Sands Cox Society in the Autumn.