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Communications & Engagement Officer

We are recruiting for an experienced communications and engagement professional to oversee and deliver a new strategy for one of the City of London’s premier Livery Companies. This position forms a new function within the Society and is a standalone role which reports into the Clerk’s office. The role is fundamental to effective engagement both […]


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 […]


“The largest and best”: A symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of the Society of Apothecaries’ laboratories

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.


Wars against Children

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 […]


John Locke and the age of genomics

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.


Friends of the Archives Historical Collections Research Grant

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 […]


These Are The Hands – Poems from the heart of the NHS

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 […]


Poison that “Sweetens the Blood: Drugs, Slavery and the Apothecary

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.


Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine – New Course Director

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 […]


Faculty of the History & Philosophy of Medicine & Pharmacy Prizes 2021

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 […]