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Sidney Sussex Medical and Veterinary Society

Sidney Sussex Medical and Veterinary Society


The Sidney Sussex Medical & Veterinary Society is comprised of students, alumni and Fellows of the college, honorary medical or veterinary Fellows, Fellows in related faculties, who supervise and mentor the Sidney medical and veterinary students, as well as former Fellows of the college who have made a significant contribution to the Sidney medical and veterinary community.
For further information about the Sidney Sussex medical and Veterinary Society please follow the link to view the SSMVS website.

The main objectives of the Sidney Medical and Veterinary Society are:
  • To promote friendship and collaboration between medical and veterinary alumni of the college.
  • To promote communication between alumni and current students.
  • To celebrate the achievements of the Sidney Sussex medical and veterinary community, past and present.


The SSMVS holds an annual dinner for its members. The Triennial Dinner is associated with a pre-dinner lecture and is a particularly popular occasion with the alumni.


Professor Sir Gabriel Horn [1927-2012] MD, ScD, FRS, FRCP served as Master of Sidney Sussex College between 1992 and 1999. A former  head of the Department of Zoology and Fellow of King's College between 1962-74 and 1978-92, he was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 2001 and in 2002 was knighted "for services to Neurobiology and to the Advancement of Scientific Research." Interviews with Professor Sir Gabriel Horn are available to view online here

A Student Support Fund is now being launched in his name, and the money raised will go to support the education of undergraduates at Sidney Sussex College, a cause that was very close to his heart. Donations to this fund can be made by contacting the Development and Membership Office.


The LinkedIn SSMVS Network was launched in February 2014 to promote awareness between SSMVS members of each others' activities and interests, to facilitate networking and promote the development of friendships between SSMVS members. Medics and vets who are also members of Sidney Sussex College are invited to connect by joining our new LinkedIn group; to join please click on the icon below.