The 2018 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture and Dinner
The 2018 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture and Dinner held on 6th March 2018 was a resounding success! As in previous years the event was held in the Oasis Suite of the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the 2-day Health and Wellbeing at Work event. Over 70 members and guests attended to hear guest speakers Nancy Doyle of Genius Within and BBC’s Employable Me and Angus Baskerville, Magician and Mentalist.
Our first speaker for the evening was Angus Baskerville. Angus is a magician and mentalist who amazed our guest at the drinks reception with his magic and sleight of hand. He is exceptionally gifted at magic because of his ‘superpower’ – he has Autism. Angus went on to give an eloquent and inspiring speech explaining how autism affects him and the employment challenges that he has had along the way.
Our second speaker was Nancy Doyle, an occupational psychologist specialising in the workplace support of adults with neuro-differences. She is the founder and CEO of Genius Within, a social enterprise that supports people to improve their productivity at work through diagnosis, assessment and coaching of ‘neurodiverse’ conditions. Nancy convenes the British Psychological Society’s working group on Neurodiversity and Employment and was consuted on the recent BBC2 series ’employable me’. she also writes for ACAS research.
Our guests raised over £150 from the proceeds of the charity raffle. Together with Nancy’s additional donation of her speaker gift we have made a total donation to her Just Giving page for her chosen charity Tourettes Action of £256.50. Thanks to all who donated. Nancy will be running the 2018 London Marathon to raise funds for Tourettes Action. If you were unable to attend RAML but would like to make a donation please visit her Just Giving page here.
The 2017 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture and Dinner
At the 2017 lecture we were delighted to welcome our founding President Carol Cholerton who gave a Silver Anniversary speech and introduced our keynote speaker Heather White, networking specialist and CEO of Smarter Networking Ltd.
The evening’s presentation by Heather was a huge success with members eager to share her wisdom on the subject of professional networking for occupational health specialists.