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Senior Physicians Society

The RCP offers a number of benefits exclusive to retired members.

The RCP’s Retired Fellows and Members Association has combined with the Widows and Widowers and is now called the Senior Physicians Society. This organisation provides its members with an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP, and the opportunity to enjoy scientific, cultural and educational meetings at the RCP.

All retired fellows and members are automatically enrolled into the Senior Physicians Society as part of their retirement benefits. Widows and widowers of fellows and members can also join the SPS free of charge by emailing sps@rcp.ac.uk.

Meetings are held at the RCP three times a year usually February, May and October but for 2022 the dates moved to April, July and December between 11am and 4pm.

At these events, we invite enthusiastic and dedicated speakers in fields surrounding the meetings’ theme. There is also time for questions and answers at the end. There is a charge of £48 per head which includes an informal lunch (members are welcome to bring guests).

Upcoming SPS events

We held our first face-to-face Senior Physicians' Society event on 25 April 2022, on the topic of magic. Our next event was on 11 July 2022, on the topic of archaeology.

Our third event for the year is on Monday 5 December 2022, on the topic of art.

The full programme will be available shortly, with topics including sculpture and portraits. For those wanting to book travel and accommodation in advance, the timetable below is available:

10:45 – 11:15am Registration and coffee

11:15 – 11:25am Professor Dame Jane Dacre Welcome to the meeting

11:25am – 12:05pm Speaker 1

12:05 – 12:45pm Speaker 2

12:45 – 2:45pm Lunch and coffee 

2:45 – 3:25pm Speaker 3 

3:25 – 4:05pm Speaker 4 

4:05pm Close

  • Society member/Widow(er) of a society member - £48
  • Not a society member - £58

We are always happy to receive ideas and suggestions for future meetings from our members.

List of Committee Members

  • Professor Dame Jane Dacre - Chair
  • Professor Simon Bowman
  • Dr Nicholas Cambridge
  • Dr John Dean
  • Dr Michael Hall
  • Dr Rowan Hillson
  • Professor Dame Parveen Kumar
  • Mrs Mary Poole-Wilson
  • Professor Dafydd Thomas

Retirement status

If you have any membership queries, or wish to declare your retirement status, you can email membershipqueries@rcp.ac.uk

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