The Alan Howard Memorial Lecture (RSM)

Thursday 2nd December 2021 from 6pm to 8.15pm.

The Royal Society of Medicine, together with the Howard Foundation, presented a lecture in memory of Dr Alan Howard at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE on Thursday 2nd December. The event opened at 6pm with the lecture itself starting at 6.30. Following the lecture, there was a panel discussion and Q&A session, ending at 7.30. Guests then networked, relaxed, and enjoyed a refreshing drink in the RSM’s iconic glass atrium. The event ended at 8.15pm.

The event was chaired by Professor Sir John Cunningham – the Queen’s physician. Mr Jon Howard from the Howard Foundation gave a brief outline of the life of Dr Alan Howard.

The main lecture was given by Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK. The title was Celebrating the centenary of insulin. The lecture reflected on the advances in our understanding of the hormonal control of metabolism and energy balance that has occurred over the past century, and how these advancements have led to improvements in the diagnosis and therapy of metabolic disease.

Mr Chris Askew, CEO, Diabetes UK, also gave a short talk on current patient perspectives and the important work of Diabetes UK. 

Alan Howard Memorial Service

This was held in Downing College Chapel, Cambridge UK, on Saturday 23 October 2021 starting at 12 noon.

A seven minute montage of photographs from the life of Dr Howard is shown before the service begins. After the service has ended, a short video is shown using the traditional Irish farewell song A Parting Glass.

Downing College Chapel

Filming and live stream provided by WaveFX, Cambridge.