About this event

  • Date and time Wed 18 Nov 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Register here to join our In Conversation Live with Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO and William Palin

Sir Marcus Setchell KCVO, leading British obstetrician and gynaecologist and the former Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Household, will be talking to Professor Roger Kirby (RSM President) about his fascinating career leading up to his highly respected position as Queen Elizabeth’s Surgeon-Gynaecologist, and fundraising need and successes for remarkable projects like the Great Hall at St Barts Hospital and many others.

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Sir Marcus Setchell served as Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II. He attended Lady Louise Windsor at Frimley Park Hospital, the first royal child to be delivered at an NHS hospital. He also cared for their mother, the Countess of Wessex. In December 2012, he attended Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in her pregnancy. He delivered her son, Prince George of Cambridge, in July 2013 at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

Since retiring Sir Marcus Setchell has been a great advocate for restoration of the Great Hall at St Barts Hospital alongside William Palin who serves as a CEO of Barts Heritage Centre.

The Great Hall is the central jewel in the crown of this magnificent if yet unrecognised heritage site. It is inside the Grade I listed North Wing which was built to house the financial and management functions of the hospital.

The Barts Heritage Trust was founded in 2014 to repair, conserve and renovate the unique Grade I listed historic buildings and interiors at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London. In 2019 the Trust embarked on £20m fundraising drive to complete the urgent work needed to renovate the North Wing of the Hospital to coincide with the 900th anniversary in 2023.

William Palin, is an architectural writer, campaigner and heritage expert. He came to Barts from the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich where, as Director of Conservation, he led the award-winning £8.5m project to repair, conserve and renovate the celebrated Painted Hall, a project which involved the cleaning and treatment of 40,000 sq ft of Baroque decorative painting. With nearly 90,000 visitors to the high-level scaffold deck during the works, this was one of the largest open access conservation projects in Europe.

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