Professor Chris Hudson 1930-2020
Chris, who was Chairman of the Guild between 2007 and 2012, was the first man to chair what was formerly known as the ‘Women’s Guild’.
Along with his many medical and scientific achievements he remained actively involved with successive generations of Barts students and alumni, in particular with both the women’s and men’s Boat Clubs. Later, he became President of the Barts and The London Alumni Association.
After stepping down as Chairman, Chris continued to take a lively interest in the Guild and as a member of the Management Committee was always ready with good advice and sage comments.
Remembering Chris’s contribution to the Guild, fellow Past Chairman Andrew Phillips said: “During his chairmanship he ensured the Guild made a real occasion of its Centenary (especially through the Concert which he backed enthusiastically), encouraged new Trustees who were to prove very active in the Guild, initiated a friendly footing with the Barts Charity and helped the Trust’s senior management to increasingly appreciate the Guild’s contribution. As ill-health took hold and his mobility lessened greatly I admired the grace he showed in adversity, the presence that he brought to us (and always well turned-out), despite physical strains, in his attendance at Guild occasions.”
A fuller appreciation will appear in a forthcoming edition of Barts Guild News.