Newcastle, November 2015

Minutes of the Autumn Meeting, Newcastle, November 21st 2015

John Glees, our Chairman thanked Wendy Taylor and Tony Branson for all their efforts in arranging such a stimulating scientific session. In addition special thanks were given to Professor Reg Hall, who delivered the Trevor Roberts Memorial Lecture, which was enjoyed by one and all. 29 members attended the meeting and apologies were received from a further 14 (see names below). These numbers indicate how successful the Society is at present.

New Members
Robert Huddart was welcomed as a new member to the Society. He had given a most stimulating lecture at the Marsden meeting and it was a pleasure to welcome him again, now as a member of the Society.

Royal Marsden Minutes
The minutes of the meeting held at the Royal Marsden Hospital had previously been circulated. Since then 3 CPD points have been awarded by the College.

Proposed New Members
Frankie Calman from London was proposed by Margaret Spittle and seconded by John Glees. Two other new members previously proposed (Denise Hrouda and Kate Newbold) were unable to attend the meeting in Newcastle but both have indicated their wish to become members and will be invited to the next meeting.
It was good to note that Roger Buchanan, a previous 1951 Club member, has expressed interest in rejoining our joint Society and we hope to see him at the next meeting.

Future Meetings

Spring 2016 CERN Geneva.
Arrangements are now well advanced for a meeting to be held at CERN from 29th April to 2nd May.
Preliminary details were circulated at the Newcastle meeting and will be forwarded to all members shortly. Meanwhile details can be found on the Society website www.rad51.org.

Autumn 2016 Leeds
David Sebag-Montefiore kindly offered to host a meeting to be held in Leeds in November 2016. The exact date has not yet been finalised, but again this will be circulated to members when a final decision has been made.

Spring 2017 Japan
John Glees described the discussions he is having with O