Events Programme 2023 – 2024


Thursday, 5th October 2023

“The history of industrial action in the NHS”

Mr Alexander Baldwin, Burns and Plastic Surgery Research Fellow

Thursday, 9th November 2023

“The Hippocratic Oath”

Professor Edith Hall, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University

Thursday, 7th December 2023

“Reflections on the past, present, and future of clinical negligence”

Mr James Badenoch KC, Barrister and Deputy High Court Judge


Thursday, 18th January 2024

“Medical ethics in the time of Sir William Osler”

Professor Andreas-Holger Maehle, Doctor and Medical Historian, Durham University

Thursday, 7th March 2024

“The French have a word for it”

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, KCL

Thursday, 11th April 2024

Members’ Papers Evening

Thursday, 23rd May 2024

“The quotable Osler”

Dr Jeffrey Aronson, Clinical Pharmacologist, Oxford University

Thursday, 11th July 2024

Osler Oration & Banquet: “Imagining a health system that starts from health not sickness”

Dr Richard Smith, former BMJ editor and Chair of the UK Alliance on Climate Change


All lectures will be held at the Royal College of Physicians of London at 7pm, preceded by a drinks reception from 6:30pm.

A buffet supper will take place at 8pm.