Rich heritage in a progressive world

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries lies at the heart of the early foundations of modern-day medicine and remains an important, active and innovative medical institution today. The Society plays a key role in the advancement of specialist areas of medicine, and in the ongoing post-graduate education and qualification of practitioners.

Steeped in history and tradition, the Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 and is one of the few livery companies in the City of London to remain professionally based with over 85 per cent of its membership belonging to professions allied to medicine.

Courses & Examinations

Courses & Examinations

The Society administers a number of important, post-graduate, diploma courses and examinations in medicine, attracting candidates from across the globe

Hiring Apothecaries

Hiring Apothecaries' Hall

Apothecaries' Hall, close to St Paul's Catherdal, is a magnificent building, steeped in history, offering superb facilities for conferences, meetings, receptions and banquets.

Friends of the Archives

Friends of the Archives

The Society's Archives are amongst the finest in the world of medicine, with a thriving Friends group that provides invaluable assistance with conservation and acquisition