Professor Julia Downing, Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network working in a variety of African countries, in Serbia, and in India. She is also a Professor in universities in this country, Serbia and Uganda. Locally she has links with Hospices of Hope and is a Trustee of Hospice in the Weald. Alongside her very full medical career, she has a musical life as well. She graduated from the Trinity College of Music and plays keyboards, violin, viola, harp and guitar. She has played in several symphony orchestras including Kampala and Sevenoaks and is Director of Music and Organist at St George’s Church, Weald. In addition to all these claims on her time, she is a member of Otford Tennis Club. Julia married her husband, Michael, in June.