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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 […]


These Are The Hands – Poems from the heart of the NHS

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy were proud to present an evening of poetry to celebrate the anthology ‘These Are The Hands – Poems from the heart of the NHS’ with Michael Rosen and Simon Callow CBE. The book, edited by Deborah Alma and Dr Katie Amiel, has so far raised […]


Poison that “Sweetens the Blood: Drugs, Slavery and the Apothecary

On Monday 28 February 2022, the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Hans Sloane lecture Lecture title: Poison that “Sweetens the Blood: Drugs, Slavery and the Apothecary Speaker: Professor Pratik Chakrabarti     Catch up on YouTube Soundcloud and Stitcher allows you to listen whilst enjoying a walk.


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 […]