Dr Ben Kennedy, an Old Culfordian (1981-83), returned to school last Friday for a Scholars’ Seminar entitled ‘What pathologists really do’. Dr Kennedy is a Consultant Haematologist and Associate Professor in Cancer Studies at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He explained the role played by haematologists to identify, diagnose and treat disease and talked about types of blood cells, the significance of the types of changes that may occur and the diseases which abnormalities may represent, such as blood cancers, TB, and sickle cell disease. As well as offering an insight into some of the careers in this sphere, it was a highly topical talk, not least since the Sixth Form are studying sickle cell disease as part of their A Level course. All pupils are able to attend the talks in the Scholars’ Programme – you don’t have to be a scholar to join in! See the 2018/19 programme here; new events are also added during the year.