Aspiring Medics – Recent Events

Our tailored calendar of lectures, workshops, mentoring and one-to-one support from medical experts runs throughout the year, aiming to best prepare our medics to pursue their career aspirations and gain places on their chosen university courses.

Wednesday 12 September

Introduction to the Aspiring Medics Programme


Wednesday 19 September

Gavin Bennett (Truro High School Chemistry Teacher)

“Chinese Medicine”


Wednesday 26 September

WAMS: Drop-in Workshop

“How to Write a Personal Statement”

There will also be a Year 13 student on hand to chat about pursuing entry into medical school


Wednesday 3 October

WAMS (Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth)

“Diabetes & Asthma – Diagnosis, Management, Pathophysiology”


Wednesday 10 October

Claire Kent & Nicola Penrose (Duchy College Veterinary Nursing)

Vet Talk


Thursday 11 October

Evening lecture at 7pm in the Piran Theatre

Dr David Harris (Vet; Lecturer, Duchy & Bicton College)

“Trojan Pets” – exotic and zoonotic disease threat to the UK

Booking is essential for this lecture as spaces are limited. Please email to reserve your seat.


Wednesday 7 November

Savvas Rizkalla – Clinical Scientist: Radiotherapy from Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Behind the Scenes: Sciences in the Medical Sector

Wednesday 28 November

Dr Chris Tiley – Lander Medical Practice

Working with Medecins sans Frontieres; one doctor’s experience in Afghanistan


Thursday 29 November

Evening Lecture

Farah Lone – Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Cornwall and Duchy Hospitals

‘Females in Medicine – Past, Present and Future’

Interest and entry in medical profession calls for compassion and care for humanity. Medicine can be an attractive and enjoyable profession with the correct choices and guidance. Women have worked hard to make their mark in medicine. We have come a long way and our future generation will make it even better. Miss Lone will cover the women fingerprints in medicine and what makes medicine attractive for today’s girls.

Farah Lone is a Consultant Gynaecologist sub-specialist Urogynaecologist at the Royal Cornwall and Duchy Hospitals where she has led the development of a service to provide care and treatment for women experiencing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. She has developed urogynaecology service in Cornwall to the level of best national quality standards and won the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence Shared Learning Award in 2015. She is compassionate about her work and is actively involved in scientific research.

Booking is essential for this lecture as spaces are limited. Please email to reserve your seat


Wednesday 5 December

Dr Becki Osborne – Mermaid Trust and Truro High Old Girl

“Deep Work”


Wednesday 16 January

Dan Lawrence (Psychotherapist and Reflective Practice Consultant)

‘A Conversation about Psychotherapy’


Wednesday 23 January

WAMS (Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth)

‘Intubation and Taking Blood Pressure’


Thursday 24 January

Evening Lecture

Sir Roger Boyle CBE

“A Life in the NHS – Learning slowly over 42 years”

In this fascinating lecture, Sir Roger Boyle will cover life as a medical student and junior doctor in London’s East End through his time as a cardiologist in Yorkshire. Sir Roger then became National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke at the Department of Health in London, working with six different Secretaries of State. Sir Roger will discuss what is happening in the NHS today and whether the NHS can survive like it is.


Wednesday 30 January, 6 February and 13 February

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

School Nurse, Mrs Dawn Kingston


Wednesday 27 February

Vet workshop: instrument identification

Claire Kent & Nicola Penrose (Duchy College Veterinary Nursing & Truro High Old Girl)