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Professor Ed Byrne, President & Principal of King’s College London and Steph Harland, Chief Executive of Age UK have pleasure in inviting you to the Age UK and Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London Annual Lecture in memory of David Hobman.

Special guest speaker: The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London

We are delighted that Dame Sarah has agreed to give this year’s Annual Lecture.

Dame Sarah, a former nurse, had a distinguished service in the NHS before ordination, culminating in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, when she was the youngest person to be appointed to the post. She was ordained in 2001 and was consecrated as Bishop in July 2015 as only the fourth Woman Bishop in the Church of England and was Bishop of Crediton from September 2015 to March 2018. Dame Sarah became Bishop of London in April 2018.

She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery.

Dame Sarah is an alumna of King’s College London and before her ordination was Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Experience for England.

Guests are asked to arrive from 17.30, when refreshments will be available. The formal proceedings will begin at 18.00. We do hope you will join us at the drinks reception that will follow from 19.15 to 20.00.

In previous years, we have been overwhelmed by interest in the Lecture so please register at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

For any enquiries on the event, please contact Syeda Aktar on the Age UK Events team. 

Age UK celebrate ageing and believe that it presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges at home and abroad. We fight prejudice against older people in society.

The Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London is a world-leading, multidisciplinary institute for ageing research. Its teaching and research have made an invaluable contribution to our understanding of old age.

Event details

The Great Hall
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS