The inauguralBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.493/a (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:493
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
Planning your inaugural lecture? You need to decide what to say, what to wear, and whom to invite.
Anyone who has been on the payroll for more than 40 years gets to come automatically. Their brief is to occupy the front three rows and stare disapprovingly if you say anything controversial.
For the most part they will feign sleep, but on the stroke of six they will make a swift dash for the refectory via a little known passageway. By the time that you …