The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

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.


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The Master's Fund - our Charity

We support students in financial distress through no fault of their own at every medical school in England and Wales, and at some schools of pharmacy.

Other minor grants are given to City of London and related charities. We do not usually accept unsolicited requests for support.
For more information about how to support The Master’s Fund, please click here.

Hans Sloane Lecture 2019

The Hans Sloane lecture took place on 16 April 2019. Speaker: Professor Markham J Geller Lecture title: The Simple and the Complex: the Assyrian Apothecary at Work If you missed the lecture, catch up on soundcloud Left-right Dr J Holliday, Mr N Royle (Clerk), Dr J Neild, Dr P O’Mordha, Ms Briony Hudson (President), Dr R […]