Faculty Prizes

Maccabaean Prize and Medal

For the best dissertation submitted for the Diploma in the History of Medicine examination.
The Maccabaean Society was founded in 1891 as ‘an association of Jewish professional gentlemen in a species of club’. It now has 500 members, both women and men, most of whom are distinguished professionals.

Congratulations to Dr Meredith Temple-Smith, and Dr Thomas Khan-White, Winners of the 2023 Maccabaean Prize and Medal.

Previous Maccabaean Prize Winners - click here

The Sydney Selwyn Lecture

The Sydney Selwyn Lecture (formally the Sydney Selwyn prize) is in memory of Professor Sydney Selwyn (1934-1996), a medical microbiologist and bacteriologist, bone marrow transplant pioneer, and world-class expert in the history and development of medicine. The prize is awarded to the best candidate in the Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine examination.

The winner of 2023 is Dr Richard Armitage whose lecture may be heard on our soundcloud channel soon.

Past winners
2022 - Dr Kathryn Millard
2021 - Dr Lotte Elton
2020 - Dr Mary Fletcher
2019 - Dr Sara Dahlen
2018 - Dr Tina Matthews
2016 - Daniel Di Franceso
2012 - Miss Evelyn Brown
2010 - Dr Margaret Baker
2009 - Christopher Mark Crawshaw
2008 - Dr Katherine Elen Catford
2007 - Michael Trent Hardman
2006 - Paul Bingham & Edith Rom
2005 - Caroline Bagley & Ben Whitelaw
2004 - Robert Ali

Dr Lauren Watts, Winner 2022) & Valerie Garston (Maccabaean Rep)

(right) Dr Kathryn Millard (Winner 2022)

The Rose Prize

The Osler Lecture

This prize commemorates William Rose, Apothecary of London, whose court case of 1701-04 established the legal foundation of General Practice in England and Fraser Rose, a co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and the RCGP are pleased to announce that the Rose Prize for original work in the History of General Practice in the British Isles.

The Winner of the Rose Prize 2021 was Dr Stephen Gillam.

Submissions are now closed.



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 is deemed to have delivered the best Test Lecture in the History of Medicine Diploma examination.

Congratulations to Dr Meredith Temple-Smith for being chosen to present the Osler 2023. The title of her lecture is 'How much syphilis is too much? The Melbourne Experiment of 1910'. You may view this soon on the Society's YouTube Channel.



Dr Stephen Gillam (Rose Prize Winner 2021) & Professor Jane Anderson (Master)