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 Lauren Watts, Winner of the 2022 Maccabaean Prize and Medal.  This was presented on Monday 23 February 2023 prior the Osler lecture.

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 Professor Richard Armitage who will be presenting his lecture on Tuesday, 7 November 2023. The title of his lecture, 'Should you GP help you give one of your kidneys to a stranger?'

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

Bryan Rhodes Winner 2020) & Valerie Garston (Maccabaean Rep)

Dr Jane Hone (Winner 2021) & Valerie Garston (Maccabaean Rep)

Dr Lotte Elton (Winner 2021), Prof Jane Anderson (Master) & Dr Deniz Kaya (Highly Commended)

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.

The Prize is now accepting submissions, please click here for criteria.



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 Mr Alexander Manché for being chose to present the Osler 2022. This will be held on Monday, 23 February 2023.



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

Duaa Khair receiving the medal for the Osler 2019

Dr Noel Snell receiving the Osler medal 2018