Sydenham Lecture 2018

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy presents the Sydenham Lecture

The Sydenham lecture founded in 1960, was named in honour of Thomas Sydenham, the great seventeenth century clinician who was known throughout Europe as the “English Hippocrates”. It is usually on a clinical subject.

Lecturer:  Professor John Foot, BA (Oxon), PhD (Cantab)
Lecture title: “The End of the Asylum. How Italy Closed Down Its Psychiatric Hospitals”

(Left-right) Ms Briony Hudson (Deputy President)
presenting the Thomas Sydenham medal to Professor John Foot (Speaker)

Court and Speaker


Guests of the Faculty