A long-standing member and friend of the Royal Society of Medicine, Dr Marjory Foyle, celebrates her centenary this year. Born on 3 November 1921, Dr Foyle started her medical training at the Royal Free in 1939, qualifying amid the jubilation of VE Day in London in 1945.
After working as a medical missionary in India and Nepal, Dr Foyle trained as a psychiatrist in Dundee and, returning to India, spent many years working at the Nur Manzil Psychiatric Centre, Lucknow, becoming its Clinical Director until her retirement in 1981.
On her return to the UK she helped found the charity Interhealth, based at the Mildmay Mission Hospital, as a centre for the healthcare of missionaries and other cross-cultural workers. At the age of 78 she was awarded her MD degree after producing a thesis on expatriate mental health, having mastered both advanced statistics and computer literacy to do so.
While resident in London, Dr Foyle was a great fan of the RSM, especially its catering facilities. She would regularly invite guests to join her for Sunday lunch there, after attending church service at All Souls Langham Place. She was invariably complimentary about the food, the staff, and the surroundings.
We wish Dr Foyle a very happy 100th birthday.