Cicely Saunders Annual Lecture 2016

Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Thursday, 21 April, 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the Sobell Study Centre for a video link to The Cicely Saunders Lecture 2016 presented by Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff. It was an interesting and thought provoking talk. If slides or video of the lecture become available, we will share them with you - please check back for updates.


Ilora Finlay is a Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University; Consultant at Velindre Cancer Centre; and Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords. The first consultant in Palliative Medicine in Wales in 1987, she developed palliative and hospice care services across Wales and established an internationally renowned palliative care course at Cardiff University. She is National Vice President of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Chair of the National Council for Palliative Care.


“Laws are more than just regulatory instruments. They send social messages. I will examine different types of 'assisted dying' legislation and their effects. First, however, I will deal with my own Access to Palliative Care Bill.”


Cicely Saunders International was established in 2002 in the name of Dame Cicely Saunders, a founder trustee and its President. Dame Cicely is widely acknowledged as the founder of the modern hospice movement and is credited with “mentoring some of the great world leaders in this field” (Professor Eduardo Bruera).