Ann Wood retired as Chair of the Association at the AGM in October 2008.
Ann says about her time at QEC and her career :
“About me at QEC. I was there 1970-73 doing a BSc in Microbiology. I stayed on to do a PhD also in Microbiology (1973-75) but completed it at Warwick University cos my supervisor moved there to a chair.
I was in Queen Mary Hall of Residence 1972-3 and have fond memories of freezing in my garret room on the 5th floor before the days of central heating!
I was at Warwick from 1975-90 as postdoctoral researcher in the Depts of Environmental Science and then Biological Sciences. I came back to London, to King's, to a lectureship in 1991. I was based in Life Sciences at the Kensington campus (aka QEC; it brought back many memories!) until 1999 when we moved to Waterloo and the Franklin Wilkins Building.
In between time I had kept in touch with the Microbiology Dept at QEC thru’ the Beermats club which organized social events like Xmas parties and summer dinners in the Old Refectory.
I still keep in touch with some friends from student days and have contacted a few more thru’ FriendsReunited too. I think QEC attracted people who were a friendly outgoing bunch”
Details of Ann’s research work can be found on her King’s web page at