British School of Osteopathy Principal
Welcome to another exciting issue of In Touch magazine, aiming to bring you all the latest news and events from the British School of Osteopathy in what has been the end to a very busy year.
Autumn has seen a number of key events in the School’s calendar beginning with this year’s graduation ceremony on Thursday 3rd November. This was again held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank, and as usual BSO royal patron HRH Princess Anne was in attendance to hand out degree certificates to our proud graduands, along with some kind words of encouragement to help them on their way. Various special awards were also conferred, including an Honorary Fellowship to Clive Standen MA, DO. Clive is a past principal of the BSO and is now Associate Head of the School for Osteopathy at Unitec in New Zealand and is working with the World Health Organisation to create osteopathic benchmark statements. An Honorary Doctorate of Science was also awarded by the University of Bedfordshire to Professor Ann Moore, Chair of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR). Master of Osteopathy graduand Lisa Dennison, winner of the BSO silver medal for achievement, thanked The Princess Royal on behalf of her fellow students. Further details of this vibrant happy occasion can be found on Page three of this term’s issue.
This autumn also saw the 20th annual BSO Staff Conference (formerly known to many as Faculty Weekend) being held on the 19th and 20th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Marlow. The event was a great success and widely attended, with colleagues from across the profession joining to share experience and good practice; with keynote speeches generously given by Dr Lynn Monrouxe and Dr Elie Cohen. More details from this year’s event can be found on page eight.