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Poetry through Quarantine

We invited you to share your poems about how we live through and respond to crises. We were delighted with the response.   Your poems covered the initial confusion of being in lockdown and strategies for coping with confinement. You also wrote about new customs and behaviours, trying to do our best to help, finding solace […]


Celebrating Women in History, Science and the Arts

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy had its first event celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday, 5th March 2020. The event consisted of a variety of historical talks on panel discussions, screenings and readings. If you missed the event, then catch up on soundcloud shortly. Thank you to the speakers […]


Osler Lecture 2020

The Osler Lecture took place on Monday, 24 February 2020. Speaker: Dr William Parker Lecture title: Rediscovering a local surgical pioneer: the life and work of Judson Chesterman. Catch up on this and other lectures on Soundcloud or Stitcher (Left – right) – Mr N Wood, Dr J Holliday, Professor Michael Farthing (Master), Dr William […]


1st Livery Dinner 2020

An excellent turnout of Apothecaries and their guests enjoyed a super evening, dining on chargrilled bonito, tunnel boned quail and baked Russian cheesecake, washed down with an excellent Burgundy, delicious Margaux, and finished with a 1994 Croft. Junior Warden Dr Jonathan Holliday CVO introduced and welcomed the guests, who included the Prime Wardens of the […]


Did you know? – Her Majesty’s painting in the Great Hall

An important though lesser known work, commissioned by the Society in 2005 to mark her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee. Painted by Anthony Oakshett (b1955) during four sittings in Buckingham Palace’s Yellow Room, overlooking St James’ Park, and unveiled on 21st March of that year by HRH the Duke of Kent. The artist has added the Apothecaries […]


Leslie Payne Memorial Lecture: David Nott announced as Speaker

Leslie Payne Memorial Lecture_ David Nott


Human Factors in Extreme Medicine 2020

The event took place on Friday 7th February 2020. A Joint symposium with Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine & WEM Speakers: Tracey Herlihey, Ben Watts, Dr Emily mayhew, Sqn Ldr Jonny Hynes, Kisten Armit, Dr Matthew Walton, David Wightwick                     


John Locke lecture 2020

The John Locke Lecture took place on Tuesday, 28th January 2020. Speaker: Dr Jeremy Howick Lecture title: Why we need more Placebos in Clinical Practice and Fewer in Clinical Trials This lecture was not recorded. Catch up on other lectures on Soundcloud or Stitcher (Left-Right) Dr Timothy Chambers, Dr Derek Adams, Dr Roy Palmer, Professor […]


Macdonald Critchley Lecture 2019

The 20th Macdonald Critchley lecture took place on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. Speaker: Professor Joanna Bourke Lecture title: Historical Reflections on Medicine and Sexual Violence If you missed the lecture, catch up on Soundcloud or Stitcher (Left-right) Professor Joanna Bourke (Speaker) and Ms Briony Hudson (President) (Left-right) Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe receiving an Honorary Fellow from Ms […]


Monckton Copeman Lecture 2019

The Monckton Copeman Lecture took place on 27 October 2019. Speaker: Professor Patrick Wallis Lecture title: The Transformation of Healthcare in Modern England If you missed the lecture, catch up on Soundcloud or Stitcher (Left – right) Dr D Adams, Dr P O’Mordha, Professor M Farthing (Master), Professor Patrick Wallis (Speaker), Ms Briony Hudson (President), […]