Lives of the fellows

Robert Pryce Williams

b.13 April 1929 d.24 October 2012
MRCS LRCP(1957) MB BS Lond(1958) MRCP(1970) FRCP(1982)

Robert Pryce Williams was a consultant physician in geriatric medicine at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. The son of Leonard Williams, a draper, he was born in north Wales. Two of his aunts were nurses, one ran a private nursing agency in London and the other specialised in obstetrics. He was educated at Grove Park School in Wrexham. From 1947 to 1949 he carried out his National Service as a sergeant in the Royal Artillery. He then went to St Mary’s Hospital Medical School to study medicine and qualified MRCS LRCP in 1957 and with the MB BS in 1958.

He was a house physician at Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, and then a house surgeon at Woolwich Memorial Hospital. He went on to senior house officer posts at East Ham Memorial Hospital and Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. He was a registrar (in medicine and pathology) at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, and then an assistant physician and subsequently a consultant in geriatric medicine there. He was also an honorary lecturer in the department of medicine, Sheffield University.

Outside medicine, he played rugby, soccer and cricket as a young man, and became a spectator in later life. He was also interested in gardening and photography.

In 1957 he married Margaret Rose, the daughter of an engineer. They had two daughters, Gill and Jane (who predeceased him), and four grandchildren.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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