Keats Lecture

The lecture commemorated John Keats (1795-1821) who was a student at Guy’s and qualified at the Hall in 1816. The lecture was established in 1969 when the Royal College of Surgeons of England also co-hosted the Lecture series ( This year the Lecture marks the 200th anniversary since the poet John Keats arrived at Guy’s to study surgery.

Hosted by Professor Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal, King’s College London
Marking 200 years since the poet, John Keats studied surgery at Guy’s.

Lecturer: Dr Ruth Padel, Poetry Fellow, Department of English, King’s College London
Lecture title:  “Keats, medicine and the body: Imagining the inside”

 The Chapel

The next lecture will be held at Apothecaries’ Hall in 2017