The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

COVID-19 Crisis.

During the health crisis, the Society will be following government advice. We have currently cancelled or postponed all functions and examinations until the end of May 2020, and will review this on a monthly basis. Those who have already booked will receive further information. Meetings may be held remotely – you will receive further information by email.

Our staff will be mostly working from home, please contact staff via email – click here
There will still be a presence in the Hall. 


The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries lies at the heart of the early foundations of modern-day medicine and remains an important, active and innovative medical institution today. The Society plays a key role in the advancement of specialist areas of medicine, and in the ongoing post-graduate education and qualification of practitioners.

Steeped in history and tradition, the Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 and is one of the few livery companies in the City of London to remain professionally based with over 85 per cent of its membership belonging to professions allied to medicine.

Explorer Online Courses (Summer 2020)

What is or was an apothecary? How did different roles in British healthcare develop? How can we investigate the health of Ancient Egyptians? What ethical issues does the COVID-19 pandemic raise?

Find out more with our Explorer Online Courses (Summer 2020) – For more information click here


Events & Venue Hire


The Master's Fund - our Charity

We support students in financial distress through no fault of their own at every medical school in England and Wales, and at some schools of pharmacy.

Other minor grants are given to City of London and related charities. We do not usually accept unsolicited requests for support.
For more information about how to support The Master’s Fund, please click here.

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 […]