About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology, British Association of Urological Surgeons

As the Section of Urology celebrates its centenary year, British Urology passes a number of other milestones; the British Association of Urological Surgeons is 75 years old and The Urology Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary. This webinar will reflect on the history of these organisations and milestones in this great specialty. 

Mr Jonathan Goddard is very knowledgable and has researched extensively on the history of urology. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book to mark the urological milestones of the past 100 years. For publication early next year. And Mr Michael Dinneen has a keen interest in human stories behind the development of urology. 

Topics to be covered during this webinar:

  • The early history of British Urology  
  • Understand the context in which these well-known urological institutions developed 
  • Learn interesting facts about some of the movers and shakers of the past 100 years

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Key speakers

Jonathan Goddard

Mr Jonathan Goddard

Mr Jonathan Goddard, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital, UK

Speaker's biography

Mr Goddard is originally from Yorkshire and qualified from The London Hospital winning the Floyer Prize. Whilst there he also completed a BSc in the History of Medicine at The Wellcome Institute. His thesis on naval surgery in the Napoleonic War won the RSM History of Medicine Section prize in 1991. Basic surgical training in Plymouth was followed by a move to the University of Leicester where he was awarded an MD for a thesis on angiogenesis in bladder cancer and also won the 2001 RSM Geoffrey Chisholm Prize. He remained in the East Midlands for specialist urology training and was appointed as a consultant urologist to Leicester General Hospital in 2008.He designed and curates the online Museum of Urology for BAUS, is a member of the History Office of the EAU and a council member of the RSM Urology Section.

Mr Michael Dinneen

Mr Michael Dinneen

Consultant Urological Surgeon, London, UK and Immediate Past President of the Urology Section 

Speaker's biography

Mr Dinneen qualified from University College Cork (1983) achieving first place in surgery (Pearson Medal and John Kelly Prize in Clinical Surgery). He moved to the UK in 1987 initially working in Colchester General Hospital before moving to the department of urology in Great Ormond Street, where he did clinical research leading to an MD thesis (1995) on 'The Relationship between Renal and Vesical Function in boys with Posterior Urethral Valves'. Thereafter he joined the West London Urology training programme and was appointed to Chelsea and Westminster in 1995. He is a general urologist with a special interest in the surgical management of penile dermatoses, working closely with Professor Christopher Bunker for over 25 years.


He is the Immediate Past President and an active member of the section of Urology of the Royal Society of Medicine having served on the Council since 2004, he was Honorary Secretary in 2007/2008. He is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He is the honorary urologist to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where he carries out regular clinics.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Major milestones in the development of British Urology

Mr Jonathan Goddard, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital

Pioneers in the development of British Urology

Mr Michael Dinneen, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Immediate Past President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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