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Professor Sir Simon Wessely to be made Regius Professor

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Daisymay, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member

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    Article can be seen in full at this link:

    http://kingsezine.newsweaver.co.uk/...4b3vkp3ixji1sbarei?email=true&a=11&p=50893695

    "Dear Colleagues

    To mark the Diamond Jubilee in 2013, 12 Regius Professorships were awarded by Her Majesty The Queen to universities across the UK for exceptionally high quality teaching and research in a particular discipline. King’s was awarded the first ever Regius Professorship of Psychiatry.

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Professor Sir Simon Wessely will be taking up this unique and prestigious role from 1 February 2017. "
     
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  2. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regius_Professor
    https://www.timeshighereducation.co...announced-for-12-universities/2001152.article

    Was announced for queens birthday and universities had from 2012 to 2015 to apply for regius.

    Oliver Letwin MP advised the queen. This is one of our members local MP @trishrhymes.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/...professorships-on-outstanding-universities--2

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...ps-entry-guidelines-and-questions-and-answers
     
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  3. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    I also expect Richard Horton along with Peter White and Michael Sharpe to be knighted in this New Year Honours .
     
  4. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    Getting a bit teary. He's done so much for us.
     
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    Chrisb Senior Member

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    Can you imagine the tensions which must now exist between Wessely and White if they meet? I bet White would be happy to go in for a bit of outcome switching now.
     
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  6. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised, and when Wessely retires I wouldn't be surprised if he is made a lord....unless of course the wider world wakens up to what he has done in the name of science.
     
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  7. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    Big thanks to @Keith Geraghty :thumbsup: for challenging him.

    You or someone may wish to use #pacetrial with all these great tweets so they get much wider audience.

    Where is the media in this."Rich professor knighted and made Regius by Queen for two decades falsehood on ME to deny sick benefits"








    https://mobile.twitter.com/WesselyS/status/783623772565897216



     
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  8. Glycon

    Glycon World's Most Dangerous Hand Puppet

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    Wessely X White

    I ship it. :D
     
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  11. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I'm surprised the Establishment isn't getting a bit nervous of Wessely. Shows that they think they can win on PACE and we've got a lot more work to do.
     
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    Glycon World's Most Dangerous Hand Puppet

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    Given that The Establishment actually listened to a senile surfing enthusiast when he told them that teh BPS Model is going to set the world on fire, this should come as no surprise to anyone. ;)
     
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    Glycon World's Most Dangerous Hand Puppet

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    I'll just leave this over here... "Campaign Against Health Fraud"... Them's were the days! :)

    wessely.png
     
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    It is astonishing to see these letters. He keeps citing a lack of evidence as if that is itself evidence. Er, no. We don't lack evidence because there is none to be found, but because no one has been looking!

    I wonder whose fault that is...
     
  16. Yogi

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    How can some people get away with it all?

    Sir Simon got knighted despite all the serious concerns and gets prizes.

    Sir Jimmy Saville was also knighted by the queen despite all the concerns that he was a predatory paedophile.

    I saw this new documentary a few nights ago on the BBC by Louis Theroux who did the original documentary on Saville in 2000. You must watch it.

    It seems some people can just get away with it.

    Louis Theroux: Looking back on Jimmy Savile

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07yc9zh/louis-theroux-savile

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37517619


     
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  17. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Save PR. Sack the President of the Board.

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    I'm the unfortunate who has Oliver Letwin as my MP. I'm not at all surprised that it was he who recommended this promotion. See my letter to him recently about the NICE guidelines and his reply in my PR blog. I don't have the energy to take the fight any further. http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?entries/letter-to-my-mp-about-magenta-and-nice.2014/

    I am beyond disgusted by Wessley.

    I think he's the Lord Voldemort behind all the others - White, Chalder etc, pulling the strings, creating chaos for patients, then walking away just in time before the shit hits the fan every time.

    :devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:
     
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  18. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Sir Simon is a benefit to the system, and so he is rewarded for it. How did you think these things work?
     
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    that is how it works.

    Who said that psychobabble doesn't pay?
     
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    Jimmy Savile cannot be stripped of knighthood, say officials

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/oct/09/jimmy-savile-knighthood
     
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