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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 […]


John Locke Lecture 2019

The John Locke lecture took place on Monday, 17 June 2019. Speaker: Professor Mary Dixon-Woods Lecture title: Why is improving quality and safety in healthcare so hard? If you missed the lecture, catch up on soundcloud (Left – right) Dr P O’Mordha, Dr J Neild, Ms Briony Hudson (President of the Faculty), Mary Dixon-Woods (Speaker), Professor […]


Galen Dinner 2019

The Apothecaries’ Prize was awarded to Dr Aran Singanayagam for his paper ‘Corticosteriod suppresions of antiviral immunity increases bacterial loads and mucus production in COPD exacerbations’ The Surgeon General’s Apothecaries’ Prize was awarded to Col. Michael Ingram who was pivitol in engaging with Vietnam People’s Army. The William Farr Medal was awarded to Professor Simon […]


Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine – Spring lecture 2019

Professor Dame Anne Mills spoke on 21 May 2019. Lecture title: Addressing challenges in health system financing in low income countries Left-right Professor M Farthing, Mr N Royle (Clerk), Dr J Moore-Gillon, Dr J Neild, Dr P Tooley, Professor Dame Anne Mills (Speaker), Dr Christina Dale (President), Dr R Palmer, Dr A Mozumder (Dean), Dr R […]


Hans Sloane Lecture 2019

The Hans Sloane lecture took place on 16 April 2019. Speaker: Professor Markham J Geller Lecture title: The Simple and the Complex: the Assyrian Apothecary at Work If you missed the lecture, catch up on soundcloud (Left-right) Dr J Holliday, Mr N Royle (Clerk), Dr J Neild, Dr P O’Mordha, Ms Briony Hudson (President), Dr […]


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), […]