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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry

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The Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture is complimentary to attend, but please note you need to register in advance

What to expect

Join us for the Lindsay Society’s annual Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture taking place at the British Dental Association.

This lecture will explore the life and legacy of Frederick Newland-Pedley, entrepreneur and founder of Guy’s Dental School. 


10:30 Registration and refreshments

11:00 Lecture - Prof Jenny Gallagher MBE

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Ends

Learning objectives

  • To review the life and work of Frederick Newland-Pedley including the founding of Guy’s Dental School
  • To reflect on his entrepreneurial skills
  • To consider their relevance nationally and globally to serve population oral health needs.

Learning content

This CPD event is aimed at dental professionals and leaders providing insights on strategic change through the life of an entrepreneurial member of our profession Frederick Newland-Pedley and his legacy.

Development outcomes

B and D

Meet the speaker

Jenny Gallagher Resized For Website (1) Professor Jenny Gallagher MBE Ambassador, International, Engagement and Service King’s College London

Professor Jenny Gallagher MBE is the Newland-Pedley Professor of Oral Health Strategy/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health. At King’s College London she is an Ambassador for International, Engagement and Service, having held the post of Dean for International Affairs within the Faculty for over six years.

Professor Gallagher has been elected Vice-President of IADR, the global organisation for dental, oral and craniofacial research, from March 2024. She has held several senior professional leadership roles over the course of her career including President of BASCD (2012/13), Chair of Dental Public Health Consultants’ Group of BASCD (2017/21), Co-president of EADPH (2012), and President of the Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network of IADR (2022/23). She is currently an elected member of Faculty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2020/26).

Research interests include a particular focus on shaping the healthcare workforce to meet the needs of the population, with a strong emphasis on prevention and the care of vulnerable groups, drawing on the skill mix of the dental team. She has been advising the World Health Organization on global oral health workforce issues as well as country-specific research collaborations.

Actively involved in workforce education and training, including specialty and doctoral training, Jenny has led national and European working groups. Nationally, she was the academic lead in the Fourth Edition of ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’ evidence-based toolkit for prevention for all dental professionals.

Professor Gallagher was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List of 2015 for her services to oral health.

More information 

If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge - our appointed hotel booking agency:

Tel: 01438 908 700

[email protected]

We also have the BDA Presidential Meeting taking place at 13:00, immediately after lunch. 

The BDA Presidential Meeting will see John Milne MBE conclude his term as a BDA President and deliver his valedictory address. 

Richard Graham will then be installed as the new BDA President for 2024-2025.  

Click here for further information and to register. 

If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend.

If your test is negative, but you do have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you consider not attending the event to mitigate any risk to other attendees.

Lillian Lindsay was truly a woman ahead of her time, becoming the first female to qualify as a dentist in the UK in 1895. Taking a look at her pioneering life gives us a great opportunity to reflect on how inspiring women continue to drive our profession forward today.

The Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry was established in Lilian's memory, in 1962, with the aim of promoting the rich, and often little known, history of the dental profession. Her portrait still hangs in the foyer of the BDA’s London office today.

Lilian has also recently been included in a new walking tour produced by the National Portrait Gallery. Its Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia tour stops at her blue plaque in Russell Square, where Lilian and Robert Lindsay once lived in a flat above the BDA, and features Frank Eastman's portrait of her. Something which will help give even more people an insight into her achievements.

Read more about Lilian Lindsay here

Lilian Lindsay lecture

10:30   Registration, tea and coffee

11:00   Lilian Lindsay lecture

12:00   Lunch 

13:00   Lilian Lindsay event ends


BDA Presidential Installation ceremony

12:00   Presidential meeting registration

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Presidential meeting

             Outgoing President: John Milne MBE

             Incoming President: Richard Graham

13:30   Tea and coffee

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