Dr Alun Owen Davies

Dr Alun Owen Davies B Chir BA FFARCS DA

08/06/1936 to 04/02/2022

Place of birth: Newport, Monmouthshire

Nationality: British

CRN: 498395

Education and qualifications

General education

Hereford Cathedral School 1946 - 54
Trinity College, Cambridge 1954 - 57
Westminster Medical School 1957 - 60

Primary medical qualification(s)

BA (Cantab) 1957
B Chir 1960, MB 1961 (Cantab)
DA (Eng) 1964

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)



Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

House Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Westminster Hospital 1960
House Physician and Senior House Officer, Casualty Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport  1961
Senior House Officer, Surgery, Royal Lancaster Infirmary  1962
Senior House Office, Anaesthetics, City General Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent  1962-1964
Senior House Officer and Locum Registrar, Anaesthetics, Portsmouth Group Hospitals - 1964
Registrar in Anaesthetics, City General Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent  1964-1966
Registrar in Anaesthetics, Welsh National School of Medicine  1966-1967
Senior Registrar in Anaesthetics, Welsh National School of Medicine  1967
Consultant in Anaesthetics, North Staffordshire Group of Hospitals  1969-1992.

Professional interests and activities

BMA, Hickman Society

Other biographical information

Alun Davies celebrated his Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 7th October 2021. He had met his future wife, Angela, when they were students together at Westminster Medical School. He was a devoted family man and proud of his two sons, their wives and his four granddaughters.

After early retirement due to stress related ill health he studied Local History and obtained an MA from the University of Keele. For a few years he taught Medical History in the new Medical School at Keele.

He researched and published ‘The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary’ to coincide with the bicentenary of that hospital. His book detailed the efforts to fund hospital care and achieve high standards of medical care in a deprived industrial area, the Potteries.

He ran the popular Section of Medical History at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute. He was an active member of the North Staffordshire Historians.

He appreciated Victorian engineering especially steam engines and supported a number of conservation societies. He enjoyed opera and classical music. He was very widely read and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. He had a reputation as a raconteur.

In 2017 he and Angela moved from Staffordshire to Suffolk to be near family. He died from pulmonary fibrosis in the West Suffolk Hospital.

Author and sources

Author: Dr Angela R Davies FPH

Sources and comments: Photograph by kind permission of Dr Angela R Davies.