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The Sydney Selwyn Lectures 2022

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 […]


Learned Medicine and Alchemical Mysteries in the Library of Clare College, Cambridge (c.1570-1620)

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 […]


Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine Course – extended deadline!

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Welcome to our new Faculty Manager, Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine

  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 […]



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 […]