The lecture theatre on the first floor was full to capacity when Prof Chapple stood up to welcome everyone to the annual prize giving. Dr David Attrill, Head of Education announced the prize winners from both Biomaterials and Dentistry. Prof Chapple then introduced the Guest of honour, Prof Philip Lumley, who stepped down last year as Head of School and is now Deputy Head of the College of Medicine and Dentistry. His speech gave advice to the new graduates on how to use a range of life skills which will help them as they embark on their forthcoming careers. Prabjot Garcha, Chair of BUDSS, gave a vote of thanks to Prof Lumley for his speech. Professor Chapple then gave his annual report on the successes of the staff and students in the School of Dentistry.
At the end of the formalities Prof Chapple invited family, friends, students, staff to the Hospital refectory where there were refreshments for everyone. The day ends with a tinge of sadness as the final year of students now leave us. Also whilst the School still has another week of teaching to go there is the expectation of the summer recess which is nearly upon us.