This year the Gozo Society have introduced a house system for students and staff. There will be inter-house competitions throughout the year, both sport and non-sport. In addition to winning the house cup, kindly donated by Professor Nicholas Lemoine, there will be a small prize for the winning house.
Gozo Society committee members narrowed down a list of alumni who have ties with Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry from 45 down to our chosen 4!
Our four houses are the following:
Named after Frederick Batten, father of paediatric neurology and pathologist at Hospital for Sick Children, first describing Batten disease in 1903.
Named after Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, and co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women and the first dean of a British medical school.
Named after William Marsden, a surgeon who founded the Royal Free (for poor patients) and the Royal Marsden (for cancer patients) Hospitals in 1828 and 1851 respectively.
Named after Dame Parveen Kumar, a co-founder and co-editor of the standard medical textbook, Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, and who has held numerous roles in medical education.
Our first inter-house competition was choosing our house colour and designing our own logos (shown above). The logo had to tie in both campuses and relate to the accomplishments of the alumni. After much deliberation by BLSA President Tom Longbottom and BLSA Staff President Professor Nicholas Lemoine, House Kumar were declared the winners!
Since then, we have had multiple House Events, including a collaboration with our Afro-Caribbean Society during Black History Month, where House Batten won the Black History Quiz and a table tennis tournament where House Marsden won!