TWJ Foundation Golden Jubilee Dinner

The TWJ Foundation reached its 50th anniversary in 2024, and to celebrate this a black-tie dinner was held at the Apothecaries’ Hall in London on Friday evening 3rd May 2024.  The evening brought together TWJ Trustees, some of our Fellowship hosts, former Fellows, donors and TWJ family members.

May 2024


TWJ Prize for RSM Section of Otology Short Papers

The TWJ Foundation is pleased to be taking over funding of the first prize for the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology Short Papers when the Matthew Yung endowment finishes at the end of this academic year.  The prize is awarded annually for the best short paper, and comprises £1,000 to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas.

March 2024


New Trustee

The TWJ Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Emma Stapleton as a new ENT Trustee with effect from 6th December 2021.  Meanwhile Mr David Wright has stepped back from the role of Trustee, but remains President of the TWJ Foundation.

January 2022


Transfer from the Jobson Foundation

The Trustees are enormously grateful to David Wright and the Jobson Foundation, which has transferred all its remaining assets to the TWJ Foundation.

January 2021


Legacy from Mr Robert Malins

The Trustees are extremely grateful to the late Mr Robert Malins for a generous legacy, which is especially welcome during the current recession and will help the Foundation to maintain its activities.  Robert Malins had a family connection with TWJ as his sister was married to Pat Jobson, and he had been a very loyal supporter over the years.

Spring 2020


New Trustees

The TWJ Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees with effect from 10th December 2018:

  • Professor Musheer Hussain
  • Mr Christopher Aldren
  • Dr Tom Wickham-Jones


David Pothier

1973 – 2018

David Pothier, Consultant Otologist at Toronto General Hospital and a previous TWJ Fellow there, has died at the age of forty-four.  He was a remarkably energetic, larger than life character with a passion for endoscopic ear surgery and a great enthusiasm for teaching it.  He ran an innovative multi-disciplinary dizziness clinic, and had a prodigious research output.  He will be sadly missed.  A celebration of his life took place on Wednesday 1st August 2018 at Toronto General Hospital and is available as a webcast here.


Bequest from the Frocester Trust

The Trustees are extremely grateful to the Frocester Trust for a most generous bequest in memory of Charles Wickham-Jones (see below).  The entire assets of the Frocester Trust have been transferred and this will enable the TWJ Foundation to considerably expand its activities.  In recognition and appreciation of this the TWJ Short Fellowships have been re-named “CWJ Short Fellowships”.


Charles Wickham-Jones

1928 – 2017

Charles Wickham-Jones, who was a founder and passionate supporter of the TWJ Foundation, has died in Oxford at the age of eighty-nine.  In 1974, working with Patrick Jobson and David Wright, he helped to launch the Foundation which was established by his aunt Mrs Lilian Higgs in memory of her father Thomas Wickham-Jones, a London wharfinger.  For nearly forty years, Charles Wickham-Jones was an active Trustee taking a prominent role in the Foundation’s activities.  A strong supporter of the NHS, he greatly enjoyed interviewing candidates for its Fellowships.  Even in recent years, when ill health prevented him getting to meetings, he followed the work of the Foundation with considerable and sustained interest.


Bequest from the Jobson Foundation

The Trustees are extremely grateful to the Jobson Foundation for a generous bequest which has enabled the TWJ Foundation to significantly expand its activities.


Association with the Graham Fraser Foundation

The Trustees of the TWJ Foundation are pleased to be working in partnership with the Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation in order to coordinate their efforts in respectively offering Fellowships in otology-neurotology and in cochlear implantation.

Please visit the Graham Fraser Foundation website.