Congratulations to Professor Ailsa Hart, who received the Sir Arthur Hurst Lecture award at the British Society of Gastroenterology 2022 meeting. The Sir Arthur Hurst Lecture, named after the founder of the Society, is the most prestigious lecture of the Society and the highest achievement any member aspires for. Her talk was entitled “Shrugs, drugs, bugs and hugs for inflammatory bowel disease”. The President acknowledged her talent and noted that Ailsa really is a role model for everyone, crossing all boundaries. She is the fourth consultant at St Mark’s to have achieved this award, alongside Sir Alan Parks in 1980, Professor Lennard-Jones in 1973 and Professor Basil Morson in 1971.