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Please Note Membership Runs From September To August, rates will change each year.

Faculty Members

The annual membership subscription is £50 or £25 for students.

Fellowship Of The Faculty

The annual membership subscription is £130 or £65 for students.

For details about the different memberships, Faculty membership & application form 2023-24 - click here

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Note: All payments are accepted electronically only.

Please note that members of our Faculty do not automatically become members of The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.

Executive Committee Members

The Executive Committee are all volunteers who forward plan, discuss its finances , develop its programme and work to ensure its future. The Committee meets 4 times a year. Elected members have a 3 year term of office.

for the current committee, please click here.

Please click here to see the nomination form to apply to become and Executive Committee member, closing date for submission is 8 March 2024.


Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy

Telephone: 0207 236 1180

Apothecary Lecturers

There are currently fourteen Apothecaries’ Lecturers in the History of Medicine and Philosophy of Medicine appointed in medical schools, universities and institutions in the UK.

They, with the approval and support of their Deans, teach the history and philosophy of medicine to medical students and others with an interest in the topic, both as part of the normal curriculum and also as extra lectures and courses.

Some run Special Study Modules in medical history, ethics and philosophy success in which counts towards final qualification. These attract considerable attention and large numbers of students.

More lecturers are being recruited, both in the UK, and some overseas. It is very encouraging that the newly founded medical schools are appointing Apothecaries’ Lecturers in the History and Philosophy of Medicine. They are all people with a strong commitment to the teaching of the history and philosophy of medicine and a link to the Faculty as a resource to support them in this work.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Hilary Morris

University of London, Institute of Psychiatry

Professor Edgar Jones

NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh

Mr Andreas Demetriades

St George's, University of London

Dr Hugh Thomas
Dr Carwyn Hooper

Aston University

Dr Alexis Paton

Lancaster University Medical School

Mr Bryan Rhodes

Exeter University School of Medicine

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe
Professor Mark Jackson

Dean Emeritus, Royal Society of Medicine

Professor David Misselbrook

University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Dr Iain Macintyre

School of Medicine, University of Queensland

Major General John Pearn

Connections to North Wales

Mr Graham Kyle

Connections to Oxford

Dr Andrew Papanikitas