What we’ve been up to
16 August 2022
In the past three months, we’ve cherished opportunities to reconnect with people. Group visits to the Heritage Centre are in back in full swing, and towards the end of June we took part in the Big Bang Fair for the first time. The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people. Geared towards 11 to 14 year olds, it aims to provide careers inspiration, advice and opportunities to meet with real scientists and engineers. Together with four brilliant volunteers we represented the specialty of anaesthesia, and would like to think that we’ve inspired at least a few of the 20,000 young visitors to pursue a career in medicine!
Our new temporary exhibition celebrating the Association of Anaesthetists’ 90th anniversary has opened in the museum at 21 Portland Place The events programme that accompanies the exhibition began with a tour of the College of Arms, where we saw the grants of arms made to the Association in 1945, as well as that of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and other medical associations. Find out more about our upcoming events linked to the Association’s 90th anniversary.
As part of this year’s celebrations, a new timeline has been installed in the lobby of our headquarters at 21 Portland Place to commemorate some of the Association’s milestones, and biographies have been added to the portraits of our past presidents. There have been some additions to the museum too! We’ve installed two interactive pieces, a map and a game, that were both designed by students from Westminster Kingsway College who completed a placement with us earlier this year.
We’re looking forward to engaging with all of you in the next few months, whether that may be at one of our talks or workshops, or at an Association conference.