Quincentennial Society meeting - 5 February 2018

When and where

5 February 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Place, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Quincentennial Society meeting - 5 February 2018

This year's Quincentennial Society lectures will cover the past, present and future of the Royal College of Physicians as we celebrate our 500-year anniversary.

This first lecture, '500 years and counting – the past, the present and the future', will focus on the past achievements of the Royal College of Physicians and how outside influences affected its pioneering work.

Programme

500 years and counting – the past, the present and the future

Speakers: Dr Barnabas Calder, Professor Clare Fowler, Dr Henry Oakeley, Dr David Starkey and Sir Richard Thompson

10.45–11.10am  Registration and coffee

11.10am  Welcome to the meeting – Professor Linda Luxon
 
11.15–11.55am  The New World of 1518: the intellectual and political scene
Dr David Starkey, historian and broadcaster and one of the leading authorities on the reign of Henry VIII
 
11.55am–12.35pm Thomas Linacre and the founding of the College
Sir Richard Thompson, former president of the Royal College of Physicians and retired gastroenterologist

12.35–12.40pm  Association business
       
12.40–2pm  Four-course lunch
                             
2–2.40pm Architecture and progress: the five homes of the Royal College of Physicians
Dr Barnabas Calder, historian of architecture at the University of Liverpool

2.40–3.20pm The practice of medicine in the 16th century: what our predecessors did
Dr Henry Oakeley, RCP garden

3.20–4pm  The Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 and its descendants
Professor Clare Fowler, emeritus professor of uro-neurology at the Institute of Neurology