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.


Heritage

Events & Venue Hire

Education


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.


A Welcome from our Master, Professor Michael Farthing!

It is both an honour and a privilege to be elected to serve as Master Apothecary for the year 2019-20.  The preceding two to three years have been a time of great activity in the Society, and have included a review of our long-term future strategy, with active engagement of members of the Court at […]