Maria Ferran (Faculty Manager & Webmaster) whose stage name is Maria Thomas hosted a creative fundraising evening at Apothecaries’ Hall. On the 10 June, a group of actors performed spoken word, scenes, monologues, duologues written by themselves or current writers.

The aim to bring awareness and raise money toward the Master’s Fund helping medical students to get through medical school. The penultimate year can be financially trying. Please click here for more information and click here if you would like support our endeavours.

The evening raised £1,700. Thank you to all who supported the event.

A joint event with the Society and Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry

Programme and biographies – click here

   

Thank you to everyone that participated and helped to organise the day.

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine held the joint Sydenham lecture.

Speaker: Dr Emily Mayhew
Title: Wars Against Children

Left-right: Col Jane Carey-Harris, Mr Nick Royle, Esq (Clerk) Briony Hudson (President of FacultyHP),
Dr Christina Dale (President of FacultyCC), Dr Emily Mayhew (Speaker), Professor Michael Farthing (Immediate Past Master),
Mr Nicholas Wood(Honorary Curator) & Dr  Roy Palmer

Catch up on Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.

On Monday 28 March 2022 – John Locke Lecture

Speaker: Professor Anneke Lucassen
Title: John Locke and the age of genomics

Catch up on Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.

New collections grant scheme

The Friends of the Archive at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries will award up to 4 grants each year, each of £250, to support researchers to use the Society’s collections.

The grants are intended to encourage researchers to use the collections either as the main focus of their project, or as part of a larger research proposal. We are keen to widen further use of the collections and engage with a wider range of researchers.  Research projects that lead to a published outcome or those that use material that has previously been under-utilised are particularly welcomed. We interpret “publication” widely to include book, article, chapter, conference paper or poster, lecture, blog, exhibition, or film.

For information about what the collections offer, see https://www.apothecaries.org/history/our-collection-and-access/

Application form – click here
Guidelines – click here

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy were proud to present an evening of poetry to celebrate the anthology ‘These Are The Hands – Poems from the heart of the NHS’ with Michael Rosen and Simon Callow CBE. The book, edited by Deborah Alma and Dr Katie Amiel, has so far raised nearly £10,000 for NHS Charities. The book is available to order from all bookshops/ online retailers as well as directly from the publisher at Fair Acre Press: https://fairacrepress.co.uk/shop/these-are-the-hands-poems-from-the-heart-of-the-nhs/

The event was held on Friday, 25 March 2022.  You may listen to the poems by clicking here.

Thank you to all the NHS poets and everyone who made the evening such a special occasion. We are very grateful to Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager and Dr Katie Amiel (The Bigger Picture Collaboration) for organising this event and to John Baines Tours for kindly sponsoring the drinks reception. Thanks also to Alice Smith, Royal College of General Practitioners for her work on this project. Thank you to Dr Tina Matthews, Photographer.

Poets in order of reading – click here

 

Left – right – Ann Gray, Anna Bosanquet, Audrey Arden-Jones & Beda Higgins

Left – right – Beth Caverley, Chris Woods & Colin Begg

Left – right – Jen Lua Allen, Josie Darling & Scarlet Darling & Katrina Curtis

Left – right – Khadija Rouf, Margaret Adkins & Michael Carden

Left – right – Michael Rosen, Molly Case & Simon Callow CBE

Left – right – Vicky Thomas, Dr Katie Amiel & Dr Andrew Papanikitas (Deputy President),
Professor Jane Anderson CBE (Master Apothecary) & Simon Callow CBE

On Monday 28 February 2022, the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Hans Sloane lecture

Lecture title: Poison that “Sweetens the Blood: Drugs, Slavery and the Apothecary
Speaker: Professor Pratik Chakrabarti

   

Catch up on YouTube Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.

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 for example, as senior health adviser to the UK Government in what was the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) now the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, as World Health Organization (WHO) Senior Health Coordinator in the Office of the UN Assistant Secretary General during the 1985 famine in Ethiopia on secondment from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), as the WHO Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the conflict 1993-1995 on secondment from ODA; and as an expert on on global committees such as the Global Fund, Gavi, and UNITAID; until finally working 2015 – 2019 in Afghanistan as senior adviser to the minister of public health.

Her research and publications were mainly during a ten year period working at the LSHTM. Firsts at the School included the editing of the first ever textbook on refugee community health published by Oxford University Press, directing the first ever international course on refugee health, and establishing the first ever WHO Collaborating Centre for the Health of Refugees and other Displaced Persons.

Stephanie was an examiner for the DMCC 2005 to 2019; and was the guest speaker for the 2014 Spring Lecture ‘Humanitarian aid – One person’s perspective from experience as a donor, UN and NGO stakeholder’.

The Rose Prize

(left – right) Dr Stephen Gillam and Professor Jane Anderson (Master Apothecary)
The Faculty, the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries & the Royal College of General Practitioners
would like to congratulate Dr Stephen Gillam on being awarded The Rose Prize 2021.
This prize commemorates William Rose, Apothecary of London, whose court case of 1701-04 established the legal foundation of General Practice in England.

The Maccabaean Prize and Medal 2020 & 2021


Congratulations to Mr Bryan Rhodes (left) for being awarded the Maccabaean Prize & Medal 2020
& Dr Jane Hone (right) for 2021 by Valerie Garston (Maccabaean Society)

The prize is awarded for the best dissertation submitted for the Diploma in the History of Medicine examination.

On Tuesday 2 November 2021, we had two lectures given for the Monckton Copeman lectures.

Lecture title: St John of Jerusalem: Ancient Order, Modern Hospital
Speakers: David H. Verity and Sir Andrew Cash

(left-right) Mr Bryan Saunders (Beadle), Mr Nicholas Wood, Ms Briony Hudson (President of the Faculty), Dr Derek Adams, David H Verity (Speaker), Dr Julia Neild, Professor Jane Anderson (Master), Dr Jonathan Holliday, Sir Andrew Cash (Speaker), Dr Roy Palmer, Dr Peadar O’Mordha,
Dr William Reith (Royal College of General Practitioners – Officer), Mr Nicholas Royle Esq (Clerk), Professor Michael Farthing (Immediate Past Master)

Catch up on Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.

Master’s Fundraiser – 10 June 2022

Maria Ferran (Faculty Manager & Webmaster) whose stage name is Maria Thomas hosted a creative fundraising evening at Apothecaries’ Hall. On the 10 June, a group of actors performed spoken word, scenes, monologues, duologues written by themselves or current writers. The aim to bring awareness and raise money toward the Master’s Fund helping medical students […]