The Rose Prize 2017


  

 
CELEBRATING THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHARTER

 
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

&

THE WORSHIPFUL SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES OF LONDON 
 
THE ROSE PRIZE 2017
For original work in the history of general practice in the British Isles
 
This prize commemorates William Rose, Apothecary of London, whose court case of 1701-04 established the legal foundation of General Practice in England and Fraser Rose, a co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).  The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and the RCGP are pleased to announce that the Rose Prize for original work in the History of General Practice in the British Isles will be awarded in Spring 2017.
 
Submissions are invited from those with an interest in general practice including historians and lay historians.  They can apply either as individuals or as a group who are, or who have been, involved in primary health care in the British Isles.  The work should be original and specifically written for the Rose Prize, with demonstrable emphasis on primary source material.  It should also be appropriately illustrated and suitably bound. Any topic on the History of General Practice in the British Isles may be chosen.  Typescript entries should be between 4 and 6,000 words.  Submissions in other media will be accepted provided that they are of comparable intellectual rigour.  Publication will be encouraged.
 
The award will be presented at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries on Monday 6 February 2017.
 
The winner(s) will have their name(s) engraved on the plinth of the Rose Bowl, which they will keep for two years, and they will also receive a suitably inscribed certificate together with a £200 prize. 
 
‘Highly commended’ certificates will also be awarded for the first time to those applicants meeting the required standard, including one for the best submission by a medical student. 

 
Submissions have now closed, if you wish to attend the presentations, please see FLIER