Blood brothers: William Hunter at 300

When and where

16 October 2018
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, NW1 4LE

Past event

Blood brothers: William Hunter at 300

The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians are jointly hosting this one-night event in celebration of legendary anatomist William Hunter’s 300th birthday.

Featuring a lecture from award-winning author of The Knife Man, Wendy Moore, and exclusive anatomy-themed tours of the RCP’s collections housed in its Grade I listed building, this event will explore the bloody and competitive world of 18th-century medicine and anatomy.

One a physician and the other a surgeon, the Hunter brothers – William and John – revolutionised British medicine. Join us to discover more about their tumultuous relationship as brothers and professional rivals in a time when surgeons and physicians rarely saw eye to eye.


Tickets cost £8 (concessions £5). The price includes a drink on arrival and the option of joining either tour.

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Please note this event will take place at the RCP's headquarters in Regent's Park.


Blood brothers: William Hunter at 300

6pm Drinks reception

6.15pm Tour 1

7pm Lecture by Wendy Moore

8.15pm Tour 2

9pm Close