Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

The Trap

Some years after the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial, Dr Marie Stopes tried to entrap Professor Louise McIlroy at the Royal Free Hospital for Women. She wore a disguise and used a false name. This is the true story about what happened next.

1 June 2019 · Leave a comment

The Sleepless Night

At a Midsummer Eve’s Ball in the Botanic Gardens, Halliday Sutherland encountered “the Sleepless Night”. The trees around the the lawn of the Botanic Gardens were festooned with coloured fairy … Continue reading

1 May 2019 · Leave a comment

On Evolution

On a visit to Ireland in 1955, Dr Sutherland stayed in a guest house at the Mount St. Joseph Abbey near Roscrea. He contemplated the hard life of the Trappist … Continue reading

2 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Pope Pius XI

Dr Sutherland attended an audience with Pope Pius XI in Christmas 1930. At Christmas 1930 I was in Rome, and the rector of the English College arranged a private audience … Continue reading

1 March 2019 · Leave a comment

An offer to settle

Dr Marie Stopes sought to settle her libel suit against Dr Halliday Sutherland before it went to the Court.

1 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Review of 2018

A reflection on the development of this website and the highlights of 2018: In February, I visited sites relating to Dr Sutherland’s life between 1910 and 1921: Allsop Place NW1, … Continue reading

1 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Happy Christmas

This is the last post in 2018 and, to finish the year, I will leave you with a story relating to Dr Sutherland’s work in the slums of St Marylebone, … Continue reading

15 December 2018 · 2 Comments

Galton

Recent articles in The Guardian and the Daily Mail described a controversial decision at University College London (UCL) to name a building after Sir Francis Galton, the founder modern eugenics. Both papers present … Continue reading

7 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Town Hall, Sydney

During Dr Halliday Sutherland ‘s Australian tour of 1939-40 he spoke at the Town Hall in Sydney on Family Limitation, Euthanasia, Birth Control and anthropophobia.

1 December 2018 · Leave a comment

A remarkable prediction

Remarkable’ decline in fertility rate by James Gallagher is the Health and Science Correspondent for BBC News. His recent discussed research published in The Lancet that found: There has been a … Continue reading

10 November 2018 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
3.7 years to go.