The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (including the educational aspect of the society: the Faculty of the History & Philosophy of Medicine & Pharmacy) are proud to present two engaging lectures to celebrate their respective 500th and 400th anniversaries.
Following the lectures at the Royal College of Physicians, which will be delivered by eminent speakers Sir Paul Nurse and Dr David Starkey, there will be a coach transfer to the beautiful historic building of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.
There, guests will be treated to a champagne drinks reception and a delicious three-course dinner. The dress code is lounge suits.
Genes, cells and systems: Keys to life and to the future of medicine – Sir Paul Nurse
Genes and cells are key components within the complex systems that form the basis of life. Their study over recent decades has revealed much about how life works, and these advances can be expected to continue over the decades to come.
They will have great implications for the future of medicine, through new and improved ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as long as proper consideration is given to the complexity of the systems involved.
Monckton Copeman lecture
The College and the Society: Origins, Ambition and Survival - Dr David Starkey CBE
Both the College and the Society were founded at times of vast change and extraordinary optimism. Erasmus, More, Luther and Bacon were transforming the intellectual universe while academically gifted and reforming monarchs like Henry VIII and James VI and I seemed to offer the means to translate theory into practice.
It was a good time to found things and many of the great institutions of England sprang from this moment-including the College and the Society. Their founders moved in the most advanced intellectual circles; they were close to power and they had ambitions to match.
Their ambitions failed. But the institutions they founded have lived on, bequeathing one thing above all to succeeding ages: the ambition to excel.
Lecture and dinner (including coach transfer): £110
When booking, please select the fee that indicates which of the two organisations you are connected to.
Lecture only: £15 - please choose this rate for this option when booking