The senior physicians society - 18 February 2019

When and where

18 February 2019
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

The senior physicians society - 18 February 2019

The Senior Physicians Society (previously called The Quincentennial Society) is an association that provides for widows and widowers of fellows and members of the RCP and retired fellows and members of the RCP and its faculties, an opportunity to contribute to the activities of the RCP and enjoy the scientific, cultural and educational meetings to which selected speakers are invited. Lectures are now opens to the public. They are usually held three times a year, and attract outstanding speakers across science, the arts, the humanities and issues of the day.

Lectures will focus on the works of poet John Keats and William Shakespeare. Futher information on the full programme can be found below.



Drama and Performing Arts

Speakers: Angus Graham-Campbell, Mr Peter Broad, Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, Dr Eva Griffith.

11.00-11.30                Registration and coffee (Lasdun Lower Hall)

11.30-11.35                Welcome to the meeting (Professor Linda Luxon)
11.35–12.05                 John Keats: Rebel Angel
                                     Angus Graham-Campbell is a playwright, director, 
                                     academic and teacher of English, Creative Writing
                                     and Drama.

12.05–12.35                 Who wants to be a Royal Physician? The Doctor in
                                     Mr Peter Broad is a teacher, actor and director.
                                     He read English at Cambridge, was Director of 
                                     Drama at Eton College.

12.35–14.05                  Lunch (Platt Room)
14.15-14.45                  Glimpses of Instant Sunshine
                                      Professor Alan Maryon-Davis was a founder member
                                      of Instant Sunshine alongside fellow medics
                                      Peter Christie and David Barlow at St Thomas’ in 1966.
14.45-15.15                 The London theatre scene in the early years of the RCP
                                     Dr Eva Griffith is an actor as well as a theatre historian, 
                                     researcher, author and writer, specialising in the theatre
                                     of the Jacobean age.

15.15–15.40                 Panel questions and discussion

15.45                            Close (Professor Linda Luxon)