The Society of Apothecaries established the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy  in 1959 as a separate academic body with charitable status. Membership is open to any individuals or organisations with an interest in this specialist field.

The Faculty offers courses in the history of medicine, the philosophy of medicine and healthcare, and the history of pharmacy. Courses lasting an academic year can lead to a Diploma examination, or delegates can attend purely for interest. Short courses are currently run in all three subject areas.

The Faculty also runs a series of Eponymous Lectures given by expert speakers on a range of topics including…. Occasional one day symposia, book launches and events complement these regular lectures.

The Faculty also appoints Apothecary Lecturers List to medical schools, supporting the teaching of medical history across the country and beyond. The Faculty also awards academic prizes or its own students and others, in order to promote study in its subject areas.

The Faculty is run by a full-time Faculty Manager, Maria Ferran, with an elected Executive Committee who meet 4 times a year to set policy, strategy and the programme. The Faculty’s Governing Body is the Court of Assistants of the Society of Apothecaries.

Executive Committee
Please see the Faculty’s Executive Committee members – Committee Membership 2019-2020

We would like to welcome our three new members to the Executive Committee, elected at our 2019 Annual General Meeting: Ms Duaa Khair, Dr Theresa Freeman-Wang and Professor Michael Heinrich.

Contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager
Telephone: 020 7236 1189

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