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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 […]


St John of Jerusalem: Ancient Order, Modern Hospital (Monckton Copeman lectures)

On Tuesday 2 November 2021, we had two lectures given for the Monckton Copeman lectures. Lecture title: St John of Jerusalem: Ancient Order, Modern Hospital Speakers: David H. Verity and Sir Andrew Cash (left-right) Mr Bryan Saunders (Beadle), Mr Nicholas Wood, Ms Briony Hudson (President of the Faculty), Dr Derek Adams, David H Verity (Speaker), […]


More care, less medicine: epistemic risk and non-epistemic values at the end of life (Sydney Selwyn lectures)

On Wednesday 29 September 2021, we had two lectures supported by the Sydney Selwyn family. (left-right) Dr Julia Neild, Dr John Moore-Gillon, Dr Lotte Elton (Winner), Professor Jane Anderson, Dr Deniz Kaya (Highly Commended), Dr Andrew Papanikitas, Mr Nicholas Wood, and Colonel Jane Carey-Harris More care, less medicine: epistemic risk and non-epistemic values at the […]


John Locke Lecture 2021

On Monday 12 April 2021, Professor Richard Huxtable presented his talk on “Healthcare during Covid-19: The Promise and Pitfalls of Professional Ethical Guidance”. YouTube – Catch up and view. Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.


Geoffrey Flavell Lecture 2021

On Wednesday 16 June 2021, Professor Tom Treasure spoke on “Dr Samways writes to the Editor”. If you missed listening to the lecture, you may catch up now. YouTube – Catch up and view. Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.


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.