Professor Denis Mitchison 1919-2018

Professor Denis Mitchison, who has died aged 98, will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the field of tuberculosis research.

‘Denny’ as he was known, was Emeritus Professor in the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s, and only formally retired from academic life in 2015.


Global health humanities – putting the human story in global healthcare

Fifty years ago, medicine was considered a purely scientific discipline. Today’s doctors undoubtedly need this solid scientific knowledge, but, alongside this, medical training has increasingly emphasised a good bedside manner: patient engagement skills such as listening, observation and empathy.

This has led to a now well-established field of study called medical humanities, which focuses medical training on the human element of patients by drawing from other disciplines including literature, art, creative writing, drama, film, music, philosophy.


Former St George’s receptionist among the honorees at Graduation 2018

Among hundreds of students receiving their degrees at St George’s graduation ceremony 2018 in central London were three recipients of honorary awards from the University.

19 July 2018

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St George’s registered as HE provider

St George’s has received notification from the Office for Students (OfS) that we are amongst the first institutions in the country to be successfully registered as an English HE provider with the OfS.

We are registered in the ‘approved (fee cap)’ category, which is for all providers who wish to receive direct teaching or research grant funding and requires evidence of enhanced financial sustainability. We have met all initial conditions of registration. According to the OfS website, being registered enables St George’s to: • access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research• access student support funding (in other words, its students can get government loans)• apply for or maintain a licence to recruit international students• apply for the right to award its own degrees• apply for the right to call itself a university. In addition, our Access and Participation Plan has been approved by the Office for Students, allowing us to charge fees above the basic amount. View the OfS Register here.


Graduation 2018: Congratulations to all our graduates!

St George’s graduation ceremony 2018 takes place today (19 July) at the Barbican Centre, London.

During the ceremony, 649 students from 14 different medicine, healthcare and science courses will be joining our alumni network of over 17,000 former students.

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