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Date & Time

Tuesday 30th January
6:30pm – 7:30pm


Complimentary. Please note that places for this event are limited. We therefore encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Please register for the event by Tuesday 23 January. The link for the session will be sent by email a couple of days ahead of the event.


You’ll be given a link to the event and members of your household are welcome to join the call (this means these guests will be with you on camera and using the same device/Zoom account).

General information

For further information or if you have any enquiries, please contact the Development Office on 01223 338700 or at

Johnian Society Virtual Interview with Dr David Williams (1982)

The Johnian Society is delighted to continue to host virtual interviews with alumni in 2024. Guests may participate in the event for as long or short a time as they like, staying just for the interview or also engaging in friendly conversation with fellow alumni during the Q&A session. 

David qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1988, knowing from the start that he wanted to devote his professional career to veterinary ophthalmology.

He worked at the Animal Health Trust and the Royal Veterinary College where he undertook a PhD in ocular immunology. This remains one of his main interests, although cataract epidemiology and exotic animal ophthalmology are also high on the list!

David has written books and book chapters in ophthalmology and spoken on the subject internationally. He also has interests in animal welfare and how his Christian faith impacts on his veterinary work.

6.15–6.30pm: Online check-in opens.
6.30pm: Event is live.
6.30–6.35pm: Welcome message from Mark Wells (1981), President of the Johnian Society.
6.35–6.55pm: Interview with Dr David Williams (1982).
6.55pm onwards: Q&A and networking.

Find a quiet, private space

It’s important to find a quiet space to listen to the talk in order not to be disruptive to others while your microphone is on.

Always mute your microphone if you’re not speaking

This ensures you enter the talk quietly and that any background noises that could be distracting to the speaker and other participants are now inaudible. To ‘mute’ yourself, click the ‘Mute’ button (a microphone symbol). A red slash will appear over the microphone icon indicating that your audio is now off.

Raise your hand

During the Q&A session, click on the icon labelled ‘Participants’ at the bottom centre of your PC or Mac screen. At the bottom of the window on the right side of the screen, click the button labelled ‘Raise Hand’. Your digital hand is now raised, and the moderator will tell you when it’s your turn to ask your question.