Dorothy Russell Memorial Lecture

russell1Dorothy Russell (1895-1983), one of the leading figures in the brief history of British neuropathology, is remembered by the Society in a biennial Memorial Lecture. 

So rapid is progress in the Neurosciences and so short our memories, that for a younger generation of neuropathologists she is probably no more than a name associated with a large recently revised textbook on brain tumours. However, together with Godwin Greenfield. Dorothy Russell had a profound and lasting influence on the development and practice of Neuropathology throughout the world.

This lecture is delivered every second year by a distinguished speaker, invited to present the lecture at one of the annual meetings of the Society.

The Academic Committe presents nominations for agreement by the full BNS committee.

The lecturer is awarded a special medal which is engraved with their name and the date of the lecture.

An account of the life of Dorothy Russell has been published by Dr. Jennian Geddes in the Society Journal.

Geddes (1998) Why do we remember Dorothy Russell? Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology 24 (4), 268–270.