Henry Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St. George’s, London in 1987 where he worked for thirty years before retiring from full-time work in the NHS in 2015.
Henry pioneered brain surgery under local anaesthetic, allowing patients to converse with their surgeons whilst they operate, minimising the risk of damaging ‘eloquent’ parts of the brain.
He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time.
Sculptor Emma Rodgers is one of the most sought-after and highly collectable artists working in Britain today. art critic David Whiting believes her to be amongst the foremost ceramic sculptors working anywhere in the world.
A winner of the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum Prize whilst still at art college, Emma is now a member of London’s elite Chelsea Arts Club
Since graduating she has exhibited worldwide and has also been featured in a documentary dedicated to her work on the Sky Arts Channel and has recently worked with Marvel films on the sets of Guardians of The Galaxy and Avengers Age of Ultron.
Emma has created a special tree sculpture “ Ovation’ that is dedicated to the John King Brain Tumour Foundation and will be found a fitting home in a memorial garden at St. George’s Hospital.
Having recently retired from running a successful house-building company and looking forward to travelling with his wife and improving his golf handicap, Richard received the devastating news in December 2021 that he had a malignant brain tumour.
Following outstanding treatment at St George’s Hospital and at the Royal Marsden, Richard was inspired to help others suffering from brain tumours and set up project21forlife.com with the aim to raise funds, on an annual basis, through family, friends, and business colleagues to support both the John King Brain Tumour Foundation and the Royal Marsden.
Richard is also generously using his advanced construction skills to support the project management and build of a new Neuro ICU roof Garden at St. George’s which our foundation is funding.