Dr Kathleen Longton Oldham

Personal details

Dr Kathleen Longton Oldham FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

27/07/1897 to 12/02/1980

Place of birth: Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire

Nationality:  British

CRN: 715476

Previous/other family name: Married 1931 (nee Hicks)

Education and qualifications

General education

School unknown; University

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

No information found on early appointments, but by 1927 she was honorary anaesthetist to the Childrens Hospital, Birkenhead, adding the same appointment at the North Liverpool Hospital two years later. From 1932 the Birkenhead appointment was to the General, and from 1942 the Liverpool one to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, this later becoming the Royal United Liverpool Hospitals. She retired in 1961.

Professional interests and activities

Awarded the DA(RCP&S) without examination in 1938. No information on interests.

Other biographical information

Husband, James B Oldham, was an eminent surgeon, and she worked with him. Although he was known for always criticising and complaining, he wouldn’t work with anyone else! There were no children.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Medical Directory | livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk | Ancestry.co.uk | Prof Jennie Hunter & Dr Raymond Ahearn