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Sydney Selwyn Lecture 2018

The first Sydney Selwyn lecture was held on 9 October 2018. Speaker: Dr Tina Matthews Lecture title: Medical Professionalism, Public Institutions and the Alder Hey Children’s Organ Scandal If you missed the lecture catch up on  (Left-right) Dr J Nield, Dr C Gardner-Thorpe (President), Mr N Royle (Clerk), Dr Tina Matthews (Speaker), Dr A Papanikitas, Professor […]


Audrew Few Lecture

Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine The Audrey Few lecture was held on 3 October 2018. Lecture title: Medical Emergencies of Global Concern (Left -right) Dr J Nield, Mr N Wood, Dr P Tooley, Professor M Rossor (Master), Professor Chris Whitty (Speaker), Dr Christina Dale (President), Professor M Farthing (Senior Warden), Mr N Royle (Clerk) & […]


Sydenham Lecture 2018

Sydenham Lecture – 13 September 2018 If you missed the lecture catch up on (Left-right) Dr P O’Mordha, Dr J Neild, Dr R Palmer, Professor M Rossor (Master), Dr Hilary Morris (Speaker), Dr C Gardner-Thorpe (President), Professor M Farthing (Senior Warden), Dr P Simmons and Mr Nick Royle (Clerk) Guests of the Faculty (Left-right) Dr Hilary […]


Open House 2018

On Sunday 23 September, we opened the doors to welcome everyone in. The day started with a downpour and sunshine in the afternoon. By 3pm we had welcomed 1,151 people through our historic building, some who knew about the Society others it was their first. We spoke to people from all over the world and […]


Rhino Electives & Rhino Prizes

Rhino Electives The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is delighted to invite applications from UK medical students for sponsorship to support electives undertaken abroad. In December 2017 the Society celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the granting of its Charter by King James I. To mark this occasion, the Society launched the Rhino Electives, offering support grants […]


History Day 2018

This post was written by Briony Hudson, Deputy President, Faculty for the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy, The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. It is part of a series of posts on the theme of Women’s History in the lead up to History Day 2018. The Society of Apothecaries are delighted to be attending the History Day for […]


History of Medicine Intensive (three-day) Course 2018

This fascinating three-day course covers the history of medicine from the middle ages to modern history. The course is open to anyone who has an interest in the history of medicine and we have previously had medical students, archivists, curators, museum staff and those working in healthcare institutions. No prior knowledge or qualifications are necessary.


19th Macdonald Critchley lecture 2018

The Macdonald Critchley lecture was established by an anonymous benefactor in 1979 to commemorate the life and work of Macdonald Critchley. It alternates with the Sir Hans Sloane Lecture and its subject is concerned broadly with the humanities. The first lecture was given in 1982. Lecture title: Healing the Cycle of Life. The Art of […]


Quarantine Symposium 2018

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine are hosting a joint symposium to explore the effects on human life and society at times of Quarantine. This was held on Thursday 24th May at Apothecaries’ Hall. The symposium contained a series of lectures, a […]


Spring Lecture 2018

Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine’s spring lecture was held on 1 May 2018. Professor, the Lord Alderdice presented his lecture on “Conflict, Complexity and Cooperation” Professor Charles Mackworth-Young (Master), Dr Christina Dale (President), Lord Alderdice (Speaker) and Dr Aroop Mozumder (Dean)