RSM demo: Update from Organiser, Gus Ryan
I have been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the protest. I have received emails from the USA, Denmark and Australia and the YouTube video advertising the event:
has had hits from countries as distant and diverse as Argentina, Israel, Morocco and Japan. Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest.
May I take this opportunity to announce an initiative for the day?
It’s very simple.
If you are a carer, could you please bring a photograph of the PWME you are caring for. The event will be recorded on video and I would like to hear your stories for broadcast on YouTube.
Nothing more complicated than that!
Banners will be displayed, information sheets will be handed out and there will be an open letter which I hope will be presented to the RSM.
It will also be a chance to meet others.
See you there!
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE
There are two entrances/exits to the building:
Wimpole Street (general public)
Henrietta Street (members)
It is intended that a protest will occur outside both doors simultaneously.
Each gathering will have a steward.
The RSM building is just behind/north of House of Fraser in Oxford Street.
Protest is 1 pm to 6 pm on
Monday 28th April 2008
Conference is from 9:50 am to 5 pm
How do I get there?
Bond Street tube station is five minutes walk from the RSM. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access at Bond Street.
The station is on the Jubilee and Central lines http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2625.aspx
3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159, 176, 189, 390, 453, C2
are all within a 15 minute walk (approximately)
London bus map:
The RSM is within London’s Congestion Charge zone which operates between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. The charge starts at £8. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/
Blue badge holders are exempt.
Are there any amenities and facilities nearby?
Cavendish Square has a garden for relaxation and the nearest public toilet is in James Street.
Department stores House of Fraser and John Lewis both have toilets with disabled facilities.
Both stores also have places to eat: HoF: Cafe Zest and Cafe Nero http://tinyurl.com/5bg6h9
JL: The Place to Eat, The Brasserie, The Bistro and The Coffee Shop
JL also has its foodhall, courtesy of Waitrose.
For greater detail, please visit the sites.
Enquiries about the protest to: