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Sir Simon Wessely is on the Debrett's Science and Medicine List for 2017

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Daisymay, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member

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    Professor Sir Simon Wessely is on the Debrett's 500 list : Science and Medicine.

    I'd never heard of this list before. Here's what it says about it:

    https://www.debretts.com/debretts-500-2016/

    "The Debrett’s 500 recognises Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been carefully compiled by independent specialists in each of a number of sectors – from Advertising, Business and Fashion through to Politics and Science – who provide nominations for selection to Debrett’s.

    For almost 250 years, Debrett’s has been recognising people of influence and achievement in British society through its publications The Peerage and People of Today. As an extension to this heritage, the Debrett’s 500 was launched in 2014 and is published annually exclusively in association with The Sunday Times. Recognising those who inspire, influence and instigate change beyond expectation, it is a truly inspiring group of people."

    And here's the 2017 entry for Wessely:

    https://www.debretts.com/debretts-500-2017/science-medicine/

    "Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 60

    President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 2014, Sir Simon Wessely leads the body responsible for standards, training and education in the psychiatric profession. He is also head of King's College London's Department of Psychological Medicine and director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research. Wessely's research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome caused controversy amongst sufferers and even led to threats on his life. His other key area of research has been in military health, including Gulf War Syndrome, and he is a trustee of Combat Stress and a consultant adviser to the British Army."
     
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  2. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    In short, I am not surprised and I can't help thinking maybe this is good, considering what/who Debrett's is.
     
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  3. Chrisb

    Chrisb Senior Member

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    I think we can probably all agree that he is an influential person. It fails to specify whether or not those selected have to be an influence for good
     
  4. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland
    At this rate, they'll have to dig up Judas and apologize to him as he's no longer the most slimy backstabbing weasel in history :p
     
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  5. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    It's good that someone appears and then only gets mentions of being involved and causing controversy. Ha!
     
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