Dr. Allan Somersall To Speak At Independence Lecture Series

Dr. Allan Somersall To Be Guest Speaker

Dr. Allan Somersall To Be Guest Speaker

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 15, 2009 (CUOPM)

Kittitian-born Scientist, State and Leeward Islands Scholar, Dr. Allan Somersall, is this Guest Speaker at the Annual Prime Minister’s Independence Lecture Series this coming Thursday 17th September.

Dr. Somersall has accepted the invitation of St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas to speak at the 11th annual event, being held as part of celebrations to mark the 26th Anniversary of Independence.

The theme is “Embracing our youths today to ensure a brighter tomorrow.”

The lecture, at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall (Old Boys School) begins at 8: P.M.

Dr. Somersall had the distinguished honour of being the Master of Ceremony at the 2006 Gala Award Presentations and Dinner which also marked the 25th Anniversary of Friends of Labour.

Previous speakers included University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Professor, Dr. Frank Mills; prominent Caribbean Jurist and former High Court Judge, Dr. J. S. Archibald; UVI Professsor Dr. Vincent Cooper; Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Spencer Amory; Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. Jessica Byron; Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, His Lorship, the Right Honourable Hugh Rawlins.

Following is the resume of Dr. Allan Somersall:

Doctor of Medicine, 1989, University of Toronto

Doctor of Philosophy (in Chemistry), 1973, University of Toronto

Master of Science, 1971, University of Toronto

Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), 1969, London University

Graduate School in Chemistry, 1979-80, University of Pennsylvania

Medical Internship, 1989-90, McMaster University Medical Centre.

Scholarship and Awards:

Junior Fellowship, Massey College, University of Toronto

Donship, New College, University of Toronto

Teaching Fellowships, University of Pennsylvania and University of Toronto

Leeward Island Scholarship to U.K. for undergraduate training. 



Ph.D.: “Photoluminessence of Synthetic Polymers”, (U of T, 1973)

M.Sc.: “Fluorescence and Energy Transfer in Aliphatic and Polyvinyl Ketones”, (U. Of T.1971)

Journal Articles:


“Your Very Good Health – 101 Healthy Lifestyle Choices” – by Harmony with Nature Publishers, 1987.

“A New Passion For Living – The Art of Real Success”  by Commonwealth Publications, 1995.

“The YES! Trilogy (3 volume Book set) – by ProMotion Publishing 1997

“Breakthrough In Cell-Defense” – How to Benefit from the REAL Glutathione Revolution – by GOLDENeight Publishers, 1999

“Nature’s Goldmine” – by GOLDENeight Publishers, 2000


Authored (or co-authored) several original peer-reviewed publications in the science literature.


University of Toronto, Scarborough College, 1980 – 1983

University of the West Indies – Cave Hill, Barbados, 1979 – 1980

Kingston, Jamaica, 1973 – 1974

Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, 1969 – 1970

High School Teacher, 1965 – 1966

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