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Keats Memorial Lecture 2019

The Keats Memorial Lecture was held at Guy’s Chapel, King’s College London Speaker: Professor Nicholas Roe Lecture title: John Keats: places, patterns and poetical purposes If you missed the lecture, catch up on youtube – click here   (Left – right) View from the square of Guy’s Chapel, inside the chapel and Professor Roe (far left).


Geoffrey Flavell Lecture 2019

The Flavell lecture was held on Wednesday, 20th February 2019. Speaker: Thomas Morris Lecture title: Incursions into the Citadel of Life: the Origins of Heart Surgery in Britain (Left – right)  Dr R Palmer, Professor M Farthing (Senior Warden), Dr T Chambers, Ms B Hudson (Interim President), Thomas Morris (Speaker), Professor C Mackworth-Young (Immediate Past Master), […]


Seeking Assistant Porters at Apothecaries Hall

Incredible opportunity to work behind the scenes at London’s oldest Livery Company Hall.  Flexible hours by negotiation on a monthly basis; usual slots 8-10am or 10am-12pm, some afternoons.  £10.55 per hour Duties will include: -Setting up & clearing away of tables/chairs for large events -Setting up the Hall for exams -Setting up AV equipment (e.g. […]


Poetry in Practice – The Bigger Picture

‘Poetry in Practice’ was a partnered event with the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Royal College of General Practitioners. This launch is the start of an ongoing series under the umbrella of ‘The Bigger Picture’. The event was held at Apothecaries’ Hall and hosted by Dr Katie Amiel and […]


Osler lecture 2019

The Osler lecture was held on 21 January 2019. Lecture title: Al-Razi, Physician, Philosopher, Maverick Speaker: Duaa Khair (Left-right) Dr Peadar O’Mordha, Dr Peter Tooley, Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe (President), Dr Roy Palmer, Ms Duaa Khair (Speaker), Professor Martin Rossor (Master Apothecary), Mr Nicholas Wood (Curator), Dr Derek Adams, Mr Nick Royle (Clerk), Professor Michael Farthing […]


Gideon de Laune lecture 2018

Gideon de Laune lecture given on 22 November 2018 Lecture title: Apothecaries, Advertisements and Antidotes in the Sun King’s Paris Speaker: Dr Emma Spary (Left-right) Dr Jonthan Holliday, Mr Nicholas Wood (Curator), Professor Martin Rossor (Master), Dr Emma Spary (Speaker), Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe (President), Dr Robert Bethel, Dr Michael Spencer, Mr Nick Royle (Clerk) (Left-right) […]


History Day 2018

On Tuesday 27 November, Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy joined over 100 exhibitors from museums, archival records, medical schools and more at Senate House for the annual History Day. There were a series of talks and 300 plus people walked through the door. (Left – right) Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager Dr […]



Drugs, Trade & Empire, 1650-1950

On Friday 9, November, the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine & Pharmacy in conjunction with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy  hosted a one day symposium. Congratulations to the organisers Briony Hudson and Dr Stuart Anderson for hosting a day with talks, poster competitons and a panel discussion.      Briony Hudson […]


Fundraiser night for Society

Park Players from Park Theatre organised a fundraising evening on 31st October 2018. This was to raise money for medical students who have financial difficulty through their penultimate year of study. Last year the Society award 28 students £1,000 each, we are hoping to raise some of this to assist. The 22 actors donated their […]