4 July 2022

This year marks the Diamond Jubilee of the Royal College of Pathologists and the coastal walk was one of the regional events organised in celebration.

To mark the Jubilee, the College’s Wales Regional Council led by Dr Jonathan Kell, Chair, organised a walk along the Wales Coastal Path on Saturday 2 July 2022 and all College members were invited to take part.

Walks took place all around the coast with the South Wales walk starting at Barry Island, via Sully and Penarth Pier and finishing at the Welsh parliament, the Senedd. We were delighted that the Mayor of Penarth, Cllr Laura Rochefort, joined us between Penarth and Cardiff Bay to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee. We marked completing the walk outside the Senedd, the Welsh parliament building. Thank you to all the walkers on different stretches of the Welsh Coastal Path and to those who supported us. 


Dr James Davies MP, (Conservative, Vale of Clwyd), took part in the walk from Prestatyn to Rhyl along with a group, from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, organised by Dr Anu Gunavardhan, Wales Regional Council member.   

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Dr Jonathan Kell, Chair of the Wales Regional Council said:

"It was brilliant to see members across Wales taking part in the College Coastal Walk to highlight the amazing work pathologists do. We were grateful for the support of Cllr Laura Rochefort, Mayor of Penarth and Dr James Davies, MP for Vale of Clwyd, and look forward to continuing to work closely on promoting the work of pathologists in Wales."

Professor Mike Osborn, College President, said:

“Thank you to our Welsh members for joining together to celebrate 60 years of the College and the important work of pathologists."