Left-right Tim & Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager & Webmaster

Tim Richman Gadoffre joined the Society in December 2022, as Communications & Engagement Officer.

He brings over 30 years of brand building & marketing communications experience, as well as his interest in history, the applied arts from 1870-1918 and antiques.
Having graduated in 1991 in Modern Languages from King’s College London, Tim moved to Paris France, where he worked with the Ogilvy Communications Group on client assignments for Nestle, Disneyland Paris, IBM, Mattel (Barbie dolls!), World Wide Fund for Nature and American Express.

In 1997, he was head-hunted to lead brand building for MasterCard at their European HQ in Belgium, where he managed 22 countries with an A&P budget of over Euro 1 billion per year.
He relocated with his wife and son to London in 2004, and jumped to independent consultancy in 2006.
Since then, Tim has become specialised in helping smaller owner-managed brands in the luxury and heritage sectors to grow their businesses profitably.
Clients include Cazenove + Loyd (travel), Russian Standard (drinks), Mantero Seta (silk), Chene Bleu (biodynamic wine), Bentley & Skinner (jewellery), The Victorian Society (heritage) and Fabergé (jewellery).

A keen cook and gardener, Tim derives inspiration from spending time in museums that include the V&A, the British Museum, Tate Britain and the Sir John Soane. He collects English Black Basalt ceramics, and gives talks about the design and craftsmanship of the House of Fabergé.

Tim says “I feel blessed to have joined the Society, and to have been made to feel so very welcome by the team and everyone here. There is so much potential for growth and engaging with a wider public, and I’m astounded by how much value is being created by the Society and the wonderful membership teams. Many multi-national corporations would be envious of the output-per-team-member seen at Apothecaries”

Welcome Tim!

On Thursday, 10 November Samer Nashef gave his talk, ‘The Naked Surgeon’. The talk was held online and is available to view on our Youtube Channel – click here

 

On Tuesday, 11 October 2022, the Faculty of the History of Philosophy and Medicine held the Sydney Selwyn Lectures. The Faculty is grateful to the Sydney Selwyn family for their ongoing support and sponsorship of the lecture in memory of our past President, Sydney Selwyn.

Left-right – Bryan Saunders, Beadle, Dr Andrew Papanikitas (President), Dr Koot Kotze (Highly Commended)
Dr Kathryn Millard (2022 Winner), Dr Julia Neild (Junior Warden) & Mr Nicholas Royle Esq. (Clerk)

 

Left-right – Dr Andrew Papanikitas & Koot Kotze
Dr Alan Selwyn presenting the medal to Dr Kathryn Millard

If you missed the lectures, both speakers have recorded their talks and we have made them available via YouTube.

Dr Kathryn Millard – Winner – click here
Dr Koot Kotze – Highly Commended – click here

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Gideon de Laune lecture on 21 June 2022.

Speaker: Dr Timothy Chesters
Title: Learned Medicine and Alchemical Mysteries in the Library of Clare College, Cambridge (c.1570-1620)

Dr Chambers gave his talk online due to the national train strikes, this recording is available to view on YouTube – click here

Dr Chambers finally collected his medal at the hall in October where he enjoyed a tour of the building.

Catch up also on Soundcloud and Stitcher – click here

 

For more information – click here

 

 

The Society are delighted to announce that we have a new member of the Academic Team who has joined us as Faculty CC Manager, Karen Okemiri.

Karen, has a background working for Education systems management and Non-governmental organisations and has qualifications in Project Management ,  International Relations and International Development,  with a pathway in Social Policy and Sustainable Livelihoods . She has worked for Reading University , Centre for Communication and Social Impact  and  the Association of Commonwealth Universities, helping scholarship alumni and current scholar gain access to university courses in the UK and ensuring they have all the information needed to start them on their studies, as well as organising important welcome events to settle them into life in the UK.

More recently Karen has been providing support for Save the Children, on a data migration project. Karen is looking forward to working with the Faculty and will no doubt be speaking to you soon.

If you have any queries for Karen then please continue to use the Faculty email address – facultycc@apothecaries.org

 

 

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.

New Communication & Engagement Officer

Left-right Tim & Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager & Webmaster Tim Richman Gadoffre joined the Society in December 2022, as Communications & Engagement Officer. He brings over 30 years of brand building & marketing communications experience, as well as his interest in history, the applied arts from 1870-1918 and antiques. Having graduated in 1991 in Modern […]