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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), […]


Open House 2019

  The Society opened its doors for a family friendly weekend on Sunday, 22nd September for ‘Open House Weekend’. The Master and Beadle greeted everyone in the Courtyard and a host of volunteers scattered around the building offered gems of knowledge about the history of rooms, paintings and treasures. Thank you to all our volunteers […]


A Welcome from our Master, Professor Michael Farthing!

It is both an honour and a privilege to be elected to serve as Master Apothecary for the year 2019-20.  The preceding two to three years have been a time of great activity in the Society, and have included a review of our long-term future strategy, with active engagement of members of the Court at […]


American Eden – book launch 2019

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy hosted a book launch on Tuesday 2nd July with Victoria Johnson. The title of the book ‘American Eden, David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic’. The evening began with a tour,there was a poster competition and then a talk […]