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Galen Awards 2021

THE GALEN MEDAL The annual Galen Medal in Therapeutics was instituted in 1926 and is the Society of Apothecaries’ most prestigious award. The 2021 Galen Medal is presented to Professor Barron Peter Piot in recognition of recognition of his instrumental work in ensuring that effective and affordable drug therapy for HIV is available globally. His […]


Barks, Berries & Bitter Pills 2021

A one day symposium held on Thursday, 6 May 2021. This event was jointly run with Friend of the Archives. Thank you to all of our speakers; Dr Noel Snell, Professor Michael Heinrich, Professor Mark Nesbitt, Kim Walker, Dr Yewande Okuleye, Dr John Ford, Janet Payne and Nicholas Wood. Thank you to Dr William Parker […]


Gideon de Launes Lecture – March 2021

On Wednesday, 10 March 2021 The Faculty held the Gideon de Laune lectures. Professor Marta Korbonits spoke on ‘History of Gigantism: from legends to genes’ and Mike Jay spoke on ‘History of Peyote’. If you missed the talk you may catch up on our social media channels. YouTube – Catch up and view. Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to […]


Women & Bioethics in the 21st Century

Monday, 8th March 2021 – The Faculty of History & Philosophy of Medicine & Pharmacy celebrated international Women’s Day with three fantastic talks chaired by Dr Andrew Papanikitas. The speakers: Professor Donna Dickenson, Dr Paquita De Zulueta & Dr Alexis Paton If you would like to catch up, please click here for the YouTube recordings.


Keats Memorial Lecture 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 marked the bicentenary of John Keats’ death. The Faculty celebrated a joint lecture on zoom with King’s College London, Dr Michael Brown gave a talk on ‘Surgery and Emotions Before Anaesthesia’. If you missed the talk you may catch up on our social media channels. YouTube – Catch up and view. […]


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Dr Noel Snell

Please click here for our next special newsletter on John Keats talking with Dr Noel Snell.


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Professor Sean Hughes

Please click here for our next special newsletter on John Keats talking with Professor Sean Hughes.


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Elaine Duigenan

Please click here for our interview with Elaine Duigenan, a Photographic Artist. If you would like to attend the Keats Memorial Lecture, please click here.


Sydenham Lecture – January 2021

On the 14 January 2021, the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Sydenham lecture by Zoom. Briony Hudson, President of the Faculty chaired the meeting. Speaker: Professor Peter Abrahams Lecture title: Leonardo Da Vinci – a 15th Century anatomist whose concepts & ideas anticipated 21st century radiology. If you […]


Monckton Copeman Lecture – Nov 2020

On the 10 November, the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Monckton Copeman lecture by Zoom. Briony Hudson, President of the Faculty chaired the meeting. Speaker: Dr Nicholas Cambridge Lecture title: A Tale of Charles Dickens: Amateur Physician or Social Reformer? If you missed the talks, you may catch […]