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Far East Prisoners of War

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Have you booked your place at next Thursday’s Presidential Supper ‘Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Far East Prisoners of War connections’?


LSTM’s longest running collaboration is with ex-Far East prisoners of war (FEPOW). Now in its seventh decade, this unique relationship has led to world-class research into tropical medicine and the effects of captivity which continues to inform modern treatment and the way in which military personnel care for today during some modern deployments.


LSTM’s Far Eastern Prisoners Of War (FEPOW) project was featured in an edition of Wellcome Trust’s life science publication Mosaic. This audio programme is available here (from December 2015)


The ongoing work of LSTM’s honorary fellows Geoff Gill and Meg Parkes has culminated in the release of the books Captive Memories (2015), now in its 2nd edition and Burma Railway Medicine (2017), with quotes from all interviewees providing a fascinating history underpinned with eyewitness accounts and personal perspectives. These two books chart the history of this enduring relationship from the experiences that led to initial clinical consultations to the impact the research has had upon modern medical science.


Along with the books, the pair co-chaired international FEPOW history research conferences in Liverpool, Far East Explored: 70 years on(link is external) in 2015 and Legacies of Captivity (link is external)in June 2017. Meg Parkes remains involved in an ongoing Education programme, working within schools to ensure that the voices of those involved are not forgotten.


Geoff and Meg are currently working on an exhibition to bring unknown and unpublished contemporaneous documentary FEPOW art to public attention. This will take place at the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery and Museum from October 2019 to April 2020.


Book your place now via the website or through reception, full details can be found below;



‘Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Far East Prisoners of War connections’

With Professor Geoff Gill and Meg Parkes.

Thursday 18 April 2019 – 6:30 for 7:00pm

£25.00 per person, including a reception drink, two-course supper and a donation to the speaker’s foundation.

In conjunction with the Alexandrians of Merseyside.




Main Course

Baked Salmon and Shellfish Crepe with Parmesan, Tarragon Sauce

Asparagus, Pomme Noisettes


Baked Wild Mushroom and Spinach Crepe (v)



Fruit Trifle


Schedule –

Reception Drink – 6:30-7:00pm

Presentation  – 7:00-7:45pm

Supper – 7:45-9:00pm

The Newsroom will be open following supper.




April 18
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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