Quincentennial Society meeting - 9 October 2017

9 October 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE

Quincentennial Society meeting - 9 October 2017

October's Quincentennial Society meeting – Travel with a purpose – comprises a series of lectures that will explore different communities from across Europe, Asia and Africa, and look at their histories and lifestyles.

Travel with a purpose

The day's programme includes a variety of lectures, with some excellent speakers who will be discussing an interesting variety of topics. Lectures taking place on the day will include:

  • Philanthropy in Italy revisited - The Grand Tour and Italian hospitals
  • Everyday life in Southern India: a photographic portrait of farming and fishing communities in the Indian Subcontinent
  • The tribes of the Golden Triangle
  • Joseph Banks for the 21st century - a new endeavour
  • The remarkable story of the Jews of Ethiopia

The full programme is available to download.

Programme

Travel with a purpose

10.45-11.10am - Registration and coffee

11.10am - Welcome to the meeting – Professor Linda Luxon

11.15–11.50am - Philanthropy in Italy revisited – The Grand Tour and Italian hospitals. Professor Edward Chaney, professor of Fine and Decorative Arts, Southampton Solent University

11.50am–12.25pm - Everyday life in Southern India: a photographic portrait of farming and fishing communities in the Indian subcontinent. Professor Hermon Dowling, former elected member of the RCP Council and active member of the Quincentennial Society committee. 

12.25–12.30pm - Association business

12.30–2pm - Four-course lunch

2-2.35pm - The Tribes of the Golden Triangle. Ms Carol Turner. Worked for an adventure travel company in the remote parts of Asia and involved in setting up a school in the Tibetan mountains. 

2.35–3.10pm - Joseph Banks for the 21st century – a new endeavour. Dr Sandy Knapp, merit researcher and head of algae, Fungi and Plants Division at the Natural History Museum

3.10–3.45pm - The remarkable story of the Jews of Ethiopia. Rabbi Chaim Weiner, formerly Rabbi of Edgware Masorti synagogue and New London synagogue, and director of the European Masorti Bet Din and of the European region of the Masorti movement

3.45- 4.30pm - Tea and coffee

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