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Programme of Meetings, 2004-2005

Unless otherwise arranged, meetings are preceded by dinner, at 7.00 pm for 7.30.  Following dinner (approximately 9.00 pm) there is a short General Meeting of the Society, after which comes the invited speaker for the evening.  The cost to those taking dinner is £30 per person, again unless otherwise notified.  There is no charge to attend the meeting and address only.

Fellows will receive a Notice of Meeting and Agenda in the post and should reply to this in the usual way.  Cheques should be made payable to "Central Veterinary Society".  Non-Fellows who may wish to attend a particular meeting (other than as a guest of a Fellow) should contact the Hon. Secretary.

Most meetings are at moderately smart venues where gentlemen are expected at least to wear a tie and not to wear jeans.  Ladies - well, avoid the jeans, anyway.  Menus are table d'hôte, and Fellows should advise the Hon. Secretary in advance if a vegetarian meal is required, or of any other major dietary restrictions.

Tuesday 28th September 2004, 7.00 pm.

The Stableforth / Tony Little Room, The Central Veterinary Laboratory, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB (see map below).

The meeting will begin with a buffet supper, cost £10 per person.  After supper (approximately 7.30) there willl be a General Meeting, after which Dr. Steven Edwards, MA, VetMB, MSc, DVM&S, MRCVS, Chief Executive of the VLA, will give a brief overview of the Agency's research programme.  This will be followed by three short talks on aspects of this work: Dr. Richard Clifton-Hadley on Tuberculosis, Mr. Nick Johnson on Rabies and Mr. Roger Hancock on Surveillance.

Monday 29th November 2004

The Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL.

Speaker:  Mr. John Parker, MA, VetMB, FRCVS, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Mr. Parker will address the meeting on "Current Topics at the RCVS", and his talk will be followed by opportunty for general discussion.

Thursday 20th January 2005

BVA Headquarters, 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ.

Speaker:  Dr. Bob McCracken, CBE, BVM&S, PhD, FRagS, MRCVS, President of the BVA.

Thursday 3rd March 2005

The Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL.

Speaker:  Dr. Freda Scott-Park, BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS, President-elect of the British Veterinary Association and past-president of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.  Dr. Scott-Park will address the meeting on "The Challenges facing farmers and the need for Associations", and her talk will be followed by opportunty for general discussion.

The location is as indicated on the map below, within easy reach of Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster Underground stations.

Monday 4th April 2005

Kingswood Blue Room, Royal Holloway College, Egham

Royal Holloway College is situated on the south side of the Thames at Runnymede, just outside the M25.  The map below gives directions to the College from junction 13 of the motorway (Staines exit).  Note that the Kingswood Blue Room is located not on the main campus, but in the area marked "Kingswood Hall of Residence".  Fellows arriving at Egham station (also marked on the map) should take a taxi, as the distance from the station is "a couple of miles".

Map of venue

Speaker:  Dr. Kathy Clarke, MA, VetMB, DVetMed, DipECVA, DVA, FRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the Royal Veterinary College.

Centenary Prize Address:  "What's New in Anaesthesia"

Presentation of the Centenary Prize Certificate to Dr Clarke.

Tuesday 31st May 2005 (Annual General Meeting)

The Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ER.  (Entrance in Waterloo Place.)

Speaker:  Dr. Anthony J. Mudd,, BVSc, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol, MRCVS, Chairman of the RCVS Trust.

Subject:  "The Work of the RCVS Trust"

The AGM is at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 for 7.30, and the General meeting and address will follow at around 9 pm.

Athenaeum meeting

Miss Jane Hern MA, RCVS Registrar, adresses fellows of the Central Veterinary Society and their guests in the Garden Room of the Athenaeum Club on Tuesday 11th May 2004.

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