The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

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.


Events & Venue Hire


The Sydney Selwyn Lectures 2022

On Tuesday, 11 October 2022, the Faculty of the History of Philosophy and Medicine held the Sydney Selwyn Lectures. The Faculty is grateful to the Sydney Selwyn family for their ongoing support and sponsorship of the lecture in memory of our past President, Sydney Selwyn. Left-right – Bryan Saunders, Beadle, Dr Andrew Papanikitas (President), Dr […]