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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)

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Lecture was inaugurated in 2013. Ms Briony Hudson presented the lecture on 17 April 2018. Briony Hudson speaking on “The “Petticoat Peril”: Exploring Women in Pharmacy”. The Court – left to right Professor Michael Farthing, Dr Tim Chambers, Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe (President), Ms Briony Hudson (Speaker), Professor Charles Mackworth-Young (Master), Dr […]

Save the Rhino

Cathy Dean (CEO) Save the Rhino and Professor Charles Mackworth-Young (Master) We were delighted to present Save the Rhino (represented by their CEO Cathy Dean) with a cheque for £10,000 at the 3rd Livery Dinner. This cheque was funded by your generous donations to the 400th Fund. The money will be used in North Luangwa to […]

Osler Lecture 2018

The Osler Lecture was inaugurated in 1967 and is named after Sir William Osler, the great medical humanist and historian.  It is normally given by the student who gave the best dissertation in the Diploma in the History of Medicine. Lecturer:  Dr Noel Snell, FRCP, FFPM, FRSB, FLS, DHMSA Lecture title: “Stevens’ Cure for Consumption-The […]