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Keats Memorial Lecture 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 marked the bicentenary of John Keats’ death. The Faculty celebrated a joint lecture on zoom with King’s College London, Dr Michael Brown gave a talk on ‘Surgery and Emotions Before Anaesthesia’. If you missed the talk you may catch up on our social media channels. YouTube – Catch up and view. […]


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Dr Noel Snell

Please click here for our next special newsletter on John Keats talking with Dr Noel Snell.


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Professor Sean Hughes

Please click here for our next special newsletter on John Keats talking with Professor Sean Hughes.


Celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ death – Elaine Duigenan

Please click here for our interview with Elaine Duigenan, a Photographic Artist. If you would like to attend the Keats Memorial Lecture, please click here.


Sydenham Lecture – January 2021

On the 14 January 2021, the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Sydenham lecture by Zoom. Briony Hudson, President of the Faculty chaired the meeting. Speaker: Professor Peter Abrahams Lecture title: Leonardo Da Vinci – a 15th Century anatomist whose concepts & ideas anticipated 21st century radiology. If you […]


Monckton Copeman Lecture – Nov 2020

On the 10 November, the Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held the Monckton Copeman lecture by Zoom. Briony Hudson, President of the Faculty chaired the meeting. Speaker: Dr Nicholas Cambridge Lecture title: A Tale of Charles Dickens: Amateur Physician or Social Reformer? If you missed the talks, you may catch […]


Sydney Selwyn Lectures 2020

On 6th October the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy held their first autumn lecture by Zoom. Dr Andrew Papanikitas chaired the meeting. Dr Sara Dahlen, Winner of the Selwyn Medal gave a talk on An examination of sex versus gender identity in the General Medical Council’s Tran Healthcare Ethical Advice. Professor […]


Welcome to our new Academic Registrar!

On 7 September 2020, the Academic Department of the Society welcomed its new Academic Registrar, Dr Cornelius O’Boyle, to the Hall. Trained as an historian of medicine at Cambridge, Cornelius has published widely in the field of medieval natural philosophy and has lectured extensively in Europe and North America on the interactions between science, religion […]


Galen Seminar 2020

This year’s Galen Awards ceremony was hosted by the Master Apothecary, Professor Michael Farthing and took place as a seminar on Zoom, on Wednesday 15 July 2020. A link to the recording of the ceremony can be viewed by clicking here. The Society is unique in combining the responsibilities of a City of London Livery […]


Welcome to the new History of Medicine,Course Director – Dr Anna Simmons

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy welcomes Dr Anna Simmons as the new History of Medicine, Course Director. Biography: Dr Anna Simmons has been associated with the Society of Apothecaries for more than twenty years, having completed her PhD on its chemical and pharmaceutical trading activities in 2004. Her research […]