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William Blair Bell Memorial Lecture

William Blair Bell, the first president of the RCOG, called for the award of an annual lectureship to a developing clinician scientist conducting research in a gynaecological or obstetric subject.

The lectureship is for a clinician or scientist at any career stage between the awarding of an MD/PhD and completion of their second year as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent (e.g. Clinician Scientist) at the time of application.


The recipient will give a lecture describing research in any area pertaining to Women's Health at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting. The next Annual Academic Meeting will take place in February 2024.

Eligibility and requirements

  • Clinician or scientist between the award of their MD/PhD thesis and completion of their second year as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent
  • Proposed lecture describes their personal research in any area pertaining to Women’s Health
  • Applicants must declare that the lecture is entirely their own work and whether they have applied for other prizes for the same work.

How to apply

This award is currently not open for applications.

This application form was hosted on the Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.