The Stell lecture is now firmly established as one of the key events at the North of England Otolaryngological Society biennial meetings following his early retirement following a highly distinguished career as Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Liverpool. During his time in Liverpool, he instigated a subspecialty in Head and Neck cancer surgery that attracted both patients and many visiting surgeons from afar. He developed an interest in chemotherapy and was also one of the first in our specialty to set up a database and to accurately report on outcomes of head and neck cancer and its treatment.
Although his surgical career was terminated early because of ill-health, he went on to develop a highly successful career as a historian at the University of York. As a consequence of his services to history, he was awarded the MBE in 2004 and also had the rare honour of being elected as a Fellow to the Royal Historical Society.
Many of us will remember him personally, but his achievements will continue to inspire young trainees throughout time. The Stell lecture is the perfect time to remember such a great man of our time.
Honourable Stell Lecturers to The Society
2000 Frans Boetz , Prof. Stell’s first clinical fellow, East Germany
2001 Transoral Laser Surgery, Prof Wolfgang Steiner
2002 Surgery for Vertigo’ Professor Jens Thomsen – Copenhagen
2003 ‘Functional Endoscopic Endonasal Laser Surgery’ Mr. S Kaluskar, Omagh,
2004 Head and neck surgery past, present and future Mr Charles Vize, Bradford
2005 Thyroid Surgery-The Domain of Whom? Mr J.C. Watkinson, Birmingham
2006 Implanting the Auditory Pathway: Shifting Goal Posts, Richard Ramsden.
2007 Hearing outcomes after middle ear surgery, Prof George Browning, Glasgow
2008 Middle Ear Reconstruction, Robert Vincent, Beziers
2009 Current concepts in Head & Neck cancer, Prof Suren Krishnan, Adelaide
2010 Lessons learned from a career in Rhinoplasty Ian Mackay, London
2011 Salivary Glands and other lessons, Prof Patrick Bradley, Nottingham
2012 A Career’s Experience of Head and Neck, Prof David Howard, London
2013 Head and Neck, The Mumbai Experience, Prof Anil D’Cruz, Mumbai
2014 Complex Rhinology and Sinonasal Tumors, Prof Valerie Lund, London
2015 Prof N Jones