The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

COVID-19 Crisis.

During the health crisis, the Society will be following government advice. We have currently cancelled or postponed all functions and examinations until the end of May 2020, and will review this on a monthly basis. Those who have already booked will receive further information. Meetings may be held remotely – you will receive further information by email.

Our staff will be mostly working from home, please contact staff via email – click here
There will still be a presence in the Hall. 


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.

Welcome to the new History of Medicine,Course Director – Dr Anna Simmons

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy welcomes Dr Anna Simmons as the new History of Medicine, Course Director. Biography: Dr Anna Simmons has been associated with the Society of Apothecaries for more than twenty years, having completed her PhD on its chemical and pharmaceutical trading activities in 2004. Her research […]