When was the Royal Society of Medicine established?
Established in 1805 as the Medical and Chirurgical Society, the Royal Society of Medicine has a long and rich history as a cross-specialty society sharing medical and healthcare knowledge.
Where can I find history of Medicine Society?
View all events and webinars being run by the History of Medicine Society. This is the first part of a 2-part module aiming to explore history, art and medicine. The first lecture will focus on demonstrating the continued relevance of medical history in assessing the develop…
Why was the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society important?
The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society was still one of the largest Societies in Britain focused on the advancement of medicine and the only one to boast a Royal Charter. As more societies were established, the Society’s ambition was to amalgamate the specialist societies under one roof.
Why did the Royal Society of Medicine move to Berners Street?
The granting of the Royal Charter brought an influx of new Fellows. Money from the subscriptions allowed the Society to move to Berners Street in 1834 and provided finance to expand the Library. By 1849 there were nearly 20,000 volumes in the highly-regarded Library, which became one of the main draws for new members joining the Society.
How did the Royal Geographical Society get its name?
Like many learned societies at the time it started as a dining club in London where members held informal dinner debates on current scientific issues and ideas. Under the patronage of King William IV, we later became known as The Royal Geographical Society and our Royal Charter was granted under Queen Victoria in 1859.
Why was the Geographical Society of London founded?
The Geographical Society of London was founded in 1830 as an institution to promote the advancement of geographical science. Like many learned societies at the time it started as a dining club in London where members held informal dinner debates on current scientific issues and ideas.