On Tuesday 6th September, a special plaque unveiling ceremony was held in Lupton House, Bromsgrove School to honour Professor Sir Michael Drury KT, OBE, FRCP, FRCGP, FRACGP.
A Bromsgrove pupil from1939 to1943 at Llanwrtyd Hall, in Llanwrtyd Wells, Breconshire, the School’s home during World War II, Professor Sir Michael went on to study Medicine at the University of Birmingham. He qualified in 1949 and was House Surgeon at Birmingham General Hospital, a Surgical Officer in Kidderminster and a Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
In 1953, Professor Sir Michael became a GP in Bromsgrove where he practised for 38 years. An interest in the management of General Practice led him to write The Medical Secretary’s Handbook followed by The New Practice Manager. He was later elected Chairman of the Practice Organisation Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners. In 1978, he was appointed an OBE, and in 1989 a Knight Batchelor.
Professor Sir Michael was a very well respected Governor, Chairman of the Education Committee and Vice-President of Bromsgrove School. He was a dedicated supporter of the School and its events, particularly Commemoration.
The plaque unveiling was a momentous occasion, attended by members of the Drury family and Professor Michael’s children. Headmaster Peter Clague said, “Professor Sir Michael Drury was a truly inspiring and remarkable man and his legacy to our School and community is immeasurable.”