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