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ABOUT BSNR

Early in 1969, Dr E H Burrows of Southampton wrote to all British Consultant Neuroradiologists to suggest the formation of a “Visiting Neuroradiologists’ Club”.

He received so favourable a response that a meeting was arranged at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London, upon the invitation of Dr James Bull on Saturday March 22 1969. This meeting was attended by the 27 leading Neuroradiologists in the country who indicated their preference for a Society rather than a club and unanimously passed the motion of Drs Burrows and Sheldon “that a Neuroradiological Society be formed”.

All those present were to be Founder Members and an ad-hoc committee was formed to prepare by-laws for the proposed Society. A second meeting was held in Edinburgh on November 22 1969 at which Dr James Bull was elected President and Dr E H Burrows Secretary / Treasurer of the Society and the proposed bye-laws were tabled. At a third meeting, held at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London on May 30 1970, the bye-laws were approved (including the name “British Society of Neuroradiologists”) and this date was agreed as the day on which the Society was founded.

The Society was formed in 1970 with the following objectives:

  • To further the study of neurological radiology and to stimulate research.
  • To encourage technological progress in the design and construction of apparatus for neuroradiology.
  • To promote the exchange of scientific and technical information by means of lectures and demonstrations.
  • To provide an opportunity for discussions between British and overseas neuroradiologists.
  • To promote progress of the neurological sciences by co-operation with related disciplines.

In 1975, the Society became a participating member of the Joint Neurosciences Committee, as a source of direct advice to the Department of Health on neuroradiology in the context of neurosurgical and neurological practice in the country.

In 1977 a medal was struck as a badge of office for the President of the Society, which carries the image of Edward Wing Twinning (1887 – 1939), the pioneer British Neuroradiologist.

In 1994, the Society decided to establish an annual invited lecture, to be given at the Annual Meeting, in memory of the founder member and first President of the Society, Dr James Bull,
to be known as the James Bull lecture.

Presidents

2018-2020:

Norman McConachie

2016-18:

Andrew Clifton

2014-16:

Chris Rowland-Hill

2012-14:

John Straiton

2010-12:

Anil Gholkar

2008-10:

Robin Sellar

2006-08:

J Britton

2004-06:

M D Hourihan

2002-04:

A J Molyneux

2000-02:

J R Bradshaw

1998-2000:

I F Moseley

1996-98:

V L McAllister

1994-96:

I Isherwood

1992-94:

B E Kendall

1990-92:

P Macpherson

1988-90:

J T Lamb

1986-88:

T D Hawkins

1984-86:

A A Donaldson

1982-84:

E P G H du Boulay

1980-82:

E H Burrows

1978-80:

P W E Sheldon

1976-78:

R D Hoare

1974-76:

W H T Shepherd

1972-74:

G I Gryspeerdt

1970-71:

J W D Bull

Secretary

2015-Present

Tina  Good

2011-15:

Tony Goddard

2007-11:

M Gawne-Cain

2003-07:

John Straiton

1999-2003:

R J V Bartlett

1994-99:

G Bonsor

 

Treasurer

2013-Present

Jonathan Gillard

2009-13:

James Byrne

2005-09:

Jo Jarosz

2001-05:

Andrew Clifton

1997-01:

C S Barker

1994-97:

W St. C Forbes

Secretary / Treasurer

1990-94:

I M Holland

1986-90

I F Moseley

1982-86:

V L McAllister

1978-82:

A S Bligh

1974-78:

A A Donaldson

1970-74:

E H Burrows