It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor John Newton MD FRCOG , BFS Executive Committee Secretary  (1989-1993),  has died.

It was during John Newton’s tenure of office that the phenomenal growth in membership took off; he was also responsible for setting up a modern office organisation and arranging lasting links with a number of large pharmaceutical concerns. Recognition for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Society was paid by a presentation at the Society’s dinner during the meeting at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in 1993.

Trish his wife, wishes friends and colleagues to know that a memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday 25th April at the Church of the Transfiguration, Chaddesley Glen, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7PF, in case they would like to attend.