The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

COVID-19 Crisis.

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.



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. The Society was able to grant 36 awards of £2,000 in 2021 to support medical students.

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.


Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine – New Course Director

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of the new Course Director: please welcome Stephanie Simmonds, OBE. Stephanie Simmonds first worked in a humanitarian setting with the NGO Oxfam in the Ethiopian famine of 1974. She then worked in a number of conflicts, refugee and other humanitarian crises and also in health development including […]