AISB Convention 2015

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AISB event Bulletin Item


Message from (prof) Mark Bishop (AISB Chair)

Dear colleagues in the AISB

Members of the society who know me well, will appreciate how much i loathe facial hair so the 
following is a particularly tricky assignment for me but as some colleagues may already be aware, 
we are now solidly in MOVEMBER season . During November each year, 
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of mens faces in the UK 
and around the world. The aim of this is to raise vital funds and awareness for mens health, 
specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Movember participants thus effectively become
walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise 
awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of mens 

For the first (and last) time this year I have decided to join the hirsute masses of Movember men 
and grow a moustache for a month and I very much hope you may be tempted to sponsor me in this 
undertaking. The charity I have chosen to support is Prostate Cancer UK - this is because this 
disease is a serious issue for guys and one a close member of my family suffers from; in no small 
part this is to support him i guess. If i remember I will post update photos every few days or so 
on the Just giving site. So I hope you will take the opportunity to give generously; i am confident 
that the future comedic value of this noble undertaking will be huge.. 

It is of course not AISB policy to use the bulletin to promote charitable activities and I very 
much hope members will forgive the one off lapse from the Chair.

With very best wishes,
- mark bishop