The Library of the Royal College of Surgeons was packed to the rafters on Wednesday night for the launch of the charity founded by war surgeon David Nott. The David Nott Foundation will train surgeons in the skills they need to operate in war zones where there is little equipment and conditions are hazardous. Among those gathering in the packed Library were PM Presenter Eddie Mair and artist Bob and Roberta Smith; who’s transcript of an interview between Nott and Mair about the doctor’s work in Syria adorned the 2014 Royal Academy summer exhibition. Past RA President Phillip King and his wife Judy Corbalis also turned up to support Nott’s work as did Bruno Tonioli, Dr David Bull, Carole Stone and Helen Lederer. Former House of Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd and current Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza also came to offer support for Nott.