Dr Hugh Seeley
Regional postgraduate dean, University of London
Dr Hugh Seeley was a consultant anaesthetist at St George’s Hospital, London, and for the last seven years of his medical career a regional postgraduate dean in the University of London. He started singing lessons while still at school and was a choral scholar at Clare College, Cambridge.
At the age of 52 his singing studies were interrupted for a few years by the sudden onset of a neurological problem affecting the larynx. This evoked an interest in the anatomy and physiology involved in singing and gave him time to reflect on the marriage of words and music that underlies this art form.