Having spent 12 years as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, I was very happy to be amongst the supporters of the Hospital at the 250th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Friday 9 September 2016.
My wife, Ann, accompanied me and along with current and former colleagues and guests from the wider Cambridge community, we enjoyed fine dining and wonderful entertainment in the splendid setting of Neville's Court at Trinity College.
Over £300,000 was raised, with Lord Jeffrey Archer as the auctioneer for the evening. and I believe it is still possible to pledge support via the ACT (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust) office at the Hospital.
The second "Trinity" event took place at Trinity Hall on Sunday 11 September 2016, when members of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Yale University gathered for dinner as part of their annual conference, marking the two centres' collaborative work with lectures and talks taking place over three days.
It also gave me the opportunity to meet up with my good friend from Yale, Professor Alan Dardik, and we were able to discuss the forthcoming Veith International Vascular Symposium, to be held in New York in November.
We are both on the Executive Council and I am sure there will be many exciting vascular surgery developments to discuss during the lectures and meetings.