FQMS Webinars 2021

This year has been extraordinary. In a normal year we would be telling you about the plans for our gala dinner. We have adapted to circumstances and this year we have arranged a trio of fundraising webinars. We hope you’ll join us.

Each webinar highlights a particular medical school and will include a question and answer section at the end.

Please keep the following dates free:

  • 16th January
  • 27th February
  • 27th March

You can find information on the January event below. Stay tuned for more details on the second and third event.

We hope to raise £20,000 per event through donations. Please donate now if you can. The level of poverty across all of Palestine has become more critical and every day counts.

Tickets: £40 donation for one event OR £100 donation for all three. Your donation can be increased by 25% if you claim Gift Aid.

16th January

January will themed around Jerusalem and Al Quds Medical School. Our keynote speaker is the renowned physicist and author Professor Jim Al Khalili. We will also be joined by the Dean of Al Quds Medical School (Professor Hani Abdeen).

Here is some more information about our speakers

Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili

Professsor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS is a physicist, author and broadcaster and one of the best-known science communicators in the world. He was born in Baghdad to an English mother and Iraqi father but settled in the UK in his teens. After studying physics at university, he received a PhD in nuclear physics in 1989 and has published over 100 research papers in international journals. He has written many books on popular science and the history of science, translated into over twenty-six languages, including Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science, which was shortlisted for the Warwick Book Prize. He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries that have been shown around the world, such as the BAFTA nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History and Science and Islam.  

For the past ten years he has presented the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific.  Jim is a past president of the British Science Association, trustee of the Institute of Physics and member of the judging panel of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Faraday medal and Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar medal, the Institute of Physics Kelvin medal and the Stephen Hawking medal. Since 2005, he has held a joint professorship in physics and the public engagement in science at the University of Surrey and is a fellow of the Royal Society. He received an OBE in 2007 for ‘services to science’.

Professor Hani Abdeen

Hani Abdeen

Professor Hani Abdeen is the Dean of Al-Quds Medical School in Jerusalem, Palestine. He qualified from Southampton University in 1979 and specialised in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases in hospitals in Wessex. Professor Abdeen was Palestinian Minister of Health between 2011 and 2013. He is Head of Internal Medicine Specialty Committee at the Palestinian Medical Council and member of of the PMC Higher council. His main interest is in medical education and development of the Palestinian health sector.

Auction / Sale


We will have a small range of items for each event that will sold or auctioned for each event.

Read about our items for January and how to buy here.

Read about other FQMS events