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 opened 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.
This event is organised by the SPS Committee.
More information on the speakers for the programme to follow.
For those wanting to book travel and accommodation in advance, the timetable below is available:
10:15 – 11:15am Registration and coffee
11:15 – 11:25am Professor Dame Jane Dacre Welcome to the meeting
11:25am – 12:05pm 'Music for my Mind' - Professor Keith McAdam FRCP, Emeritus Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
12:05 – 12:45pm 'Learning a musical instrument in retirement' - Professor Averil Mansfield CBE FRCP FRCS, retired vascular surgeon
12:45 – 2:45pm Lunch and coffee
2:45 – 3:25pm 'Becoming an Opera Singer in the Modern Age' - Anna Patalong, CEO of the British Youth Opera with pianist George Fradley
3:25 – 4:05pm 'Madness in Opera - The evolution of the portrayal of mental health disorders in opera' - Dr Alex Aldren, opera singer with pianist George Fradley