UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


2015-16 RNOH Academic Leadership Award

10 August 2016


Congratulations to George Lodge who has been awarded the 2015-16 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Academic Leadership Award. 

George had this to say about his experience at Stanmore over the year: 

"Although the buildings' architectural beauty is often joked about at the RNOH, this

year has been excellent. In stark contrast to the large, slightly impersonal lectures given in the cruciform in the first two years, a small group of us were able to fully engage and interact with lecturers, imparting their passion for various aspects of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal science onto us - from nerve surgeons to medical device engineers. Admittedly, when rather young and naive, I was surprised to learn that bones had both a blood and nerve supply, but having completed this course I am amazed at the biological complexity of the musculoskeletal system and various efforts to treat disease or dysfunction of it. Not only was teaching performed as lectures, but also workshops and practical classes to introduce us to the skills and information needed to tackle our research projects. This project definitely was the most enjoyable part of the course, with the complete support and interaction with researchers in the field, it was very easy to fully immerse yourself in a particular area of research and feel rather proud at what you have accomplished - even if it involved a few stupid mistakes along the way!! 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my year at Stanmore, although communting from central London out to zone 5 does seem to be the reverse of all other commuters!".