The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

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We are operating in line with Government guidelines, please keep an eye on the website and Events Programme for updates!


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.

Gideon de Launes Lecture – March 2021

On Wednesday, 10 March 2021 The Faculty held the Gideon de Laune lectures. Professor Marta Korbonits spoke on ‘History of Gigantism: from legends to genes’ and Mike Jay spoke on ‘History of Peyote’. If you missed the talk you may catch up on our social media channels. YouTube – Catch up and view. Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to […]