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Senior Physicians' Society - art

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5 December 2022
Royal College of Physicians

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Senior Physicians' Society - art

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.


The Senior Physicians’ Society meeting on ‘Art’ will take place on 5 December 2022. This event is organised by the SPS Committee.



10.45am   Registration, tea and coffee

11.15am   Welcome and introduction 

Professor Dame Jane Dacre, chair, Senior Physicians’ Committee

11.25am   Both the Arts and Artists now began to smile: the RSA's early encouragement of artistic skill

Susan Bennett, honorary secretary, William Shipley Group for RSA History

12.05pm   Portraits: the seen and unseen

Alastair Adams, portrait painter, Adams Portrait LTD

12.45pm   Seated lunch

2.45pm   The female figure in Hindu temple sculpture

Dr Michael O'Brien, consultant neurologist, retired

3.25pm   Collecting, collaborating, commissioning: The Royal College of Physicians and the world of art

Berwyn Kinsey, guide lecturer, Discover Medical London

4.05pm   Close of meeting

Retired doctor?

When you declare your retirement, using your MyRCP account, you will automatically gain membership to the SPS. For more information, visit our SPS webpage.