Barts900 Foundation Day Symposium

Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London celebrated the 900th anniversary of hospital’s founding. This all-day event featured short talks and panel discussions under five distinct themes exploring the history, work, and impact of the hospital and the medical school.

Held as part of the official #Barts900 campaign the event brought together the wider Barts family and celebrated our shared heritage as well as centuries-old traditions of philanthropy, excellence, and innovation.

This was a blended event with attendees able to join in person or online. 

The agenda for the day can be found below.


09:30 – 09:35

Welcome – Prof Charles Knight and Prof Sir Mark Caulfield

09:35 – 11:05

Barts – 900 years of Transforming Healthcare

Chair: Prof Marta Korbonits

Various speakers will explore the history of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and its role in shaping and transforming healthcare over the last 900 years.

11:05 – 11:35

Refreshment Break

Refreshments served in the Great Hall

11:35 – 13:10

Barts Health and Queen Mary Today

Chair: Prof Amrita Ahluwalia

This session will spotlight the many areas where Barts Health and Queen Mary are leading innovation in the medical field.

13:10 – 14:00


Lunch served in the Great Hall

14:00 – 15:15

Education and Student Life at Barts and Queen Mary today

Chair: Charlie Sellar
Chair: Amy Wright

In this student-led session we’ll examine the role Barts Health and Queen Mary play in delivery of medical education

15:15 – 16:30

The Global Impact of the Barts and QM Alumni

Chair: Prof Gerald Libby

A number of Queen Mary alumni will speak about their national and international work and its impact.

16:30 – 16:50

Refreshment Break

Refreshments served in the Great Hall

16:50 – 18:00

Transforming Barts Health and Queen Mary

Chair: Dr David Collier

In this session various institutions from the wider ‘Barts Family’ will explore how our organisations work together to transform the medical field.

18:00 – 20:30

Reception in the Great Hall at Barts

Prof Charles Knight
Professor Charles Knight
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield
Professor Marta Korbonits
Professor Marta Korbonits
Prof Amrita Ahluwalia
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia
Charlie Sellar
Charlie Sellar
Professor Gerald Libby
Professor Gerald Libby