Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at St George’s, will deliver this year’s Varma Lecture on Thursday 25 October.

Varma Lecture 2012
Date: Thursday 25 October
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: Free of charge
Location: Michael Heron Lecture Theatre at St George’s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace Tooting, London, SW17 0RE. A reception will follow in the the boardrooms on level two of the University, Hunter Wing building.


The lecture is called 'Can we achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals for Maternal Health - plans for the future?'. It provides an opportunity to honour the major contribution made to the university and hospital by Professor Arulkumaran, who will be retiring from his post at St George's in January 2013.

Professor Arulkumaran – who is president of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the global body dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and newborns – will be discussing the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal death around the world, otherwise known as ‘MDG 5’.

The lecture is open to the general public and in particular anyone with an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology. Places are available by booking in advance. Contact us before Friday 19 October at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your place.