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Professor Jane Anderson – International’s Woman’s Day 2023

Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager & Webmaster interviews Professor Jane Anderson for International Women’s Day 2023 MF: What did it feel like to be the second female Master of the Society? JA: First and foremost it was an enormous honour to be elected as the 412th Master of the Society in its 404-year history. That there has only […]


The Naked Surgeon by Samer Nashef

On Thursday, 10 November Samer Nashef gave his talk, ‘The Naked Surgeon’. The talk was held online and is available to view on our Youtube Channel – click here  


The Sydney Selwyn Lectures 2022

On Tuesday, 11 October 2022, the Faculty of the History of Philosophy and Medicine held the Sydney Selwyn Lectures. The Faculty is grateful to the Sydney Selwyn family for their ongoing support and sponsorship of the lecture in memory of our past President, Sydney Selwyn. Left-right – Bryan Saunders, Beadle, Dr Andrew Papanikitas (President), Dr […]


Learned Medicine and Alchemical Mysteries in the Library of Clare College, Cambridge (c.1570-1620)

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Gideon de Laune lecture on 21 June 2022. Speaker: Dr Timothy Chesters Title: Learned Medicine and Alchemical Mysteries in the Library of Clare College, Cambridge (c.1570-1620) Dr Chambers gave his talk online due to the national train strikes, this recording is available […]


Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine Course – extended deadline!

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Welcome to our new Faculty Manager, Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine

  The Society are delighted to announce that we have a new member of the Academic Team who has joined us as Faculty CC Manager, Karen Okemiri. Karen, has a background working for Education systems management and Non-governmental organisations and has qualifications in Project Management ,  International Relations and International Development,  with a pathway in […]



Master’s Fundraiser – 10 June 2022

Maria Ferran (Faculty Manager & Webmaster) whose stage name is Maria Thomas hosted a creative fundraising evening at Apothecaries’ Hall. On the 10 June, a group of actors performed spoken word, scenes, monologues, duologues written by themselves or current writers. The aim to bring awareness and raise money toward the Master’s Fund helping medical students […]


“The largest and best”: A symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of the Society of Apothecaries’ laboratories

A joint event with the Society and Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Programme and biographies – click here     Thank you to everyone that participated and helped to organise the day.


Wars against Children

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy and Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine held the joint Sydenham lecture. Speaker: Dr Emily Mayhew Title: Wars Against Children Left-right: Col Jane Carey-Harris, Mr Nick Royle, Esq (Clerk) Briony Hudson (President of FacultyHP), Dr Christina Dale (President of FacultyCC), Dr Emily Mayhew (Speaker), Professor Michael […]