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The Medical Society of London


“The Advancement of the Sciences of Medicine, Surgery and those branches of Science connected therewith”

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Founded 1773

Founded in 1773 by the Quaker physician and philanthropist Dr John Coakley Lettsom

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The Medical Society of London


The oldest surviving Medical Society in England.

Founded in 1773 by the Quaker physician and philanthropist Dr John Coakley Lettsom

Charity Reg No: 209242

The Next Meeting

Our annual programme runs from October to May, meeting every two weeks.  The next Meeting is on Monday 8 May 2017 when, after the AGM, Sir Philip Mawer will deliver The Annual Oration entitled “Can Politicians Ever Be Trusted?”

The Notice for this meeting is HERE

Room Hire

Hire rooms Lettsom House in the wonderful surroundings of a Regency house in central London, less than 5 minutes from Oxford Street, a fitting atmosphere for medical learning at excellent rates.

Latest news

Find out the latest news about meetings and future events at the Medical Society of London. This area is for Members only and is password protected.

The History

The Medical Society of London, founded in 1773, established as a forum for physicians, surgeons, apothecaries and accoucheurs to give them the opportunity of meeting together for the exchange of medical intelligence.

Joining The Society

Entry to the Fellowship of the Society is by introduction from a current Fellow or by applying to the Registrar who will arrange for prospective Fellows to attend a meeting night and make the necessary introductions.

The Fellows' Area

Access to the Fellows’ area is password protected, here you will find Trustee and Council minutes, notices and the Society’s latest news.

The Mansell Prize Competition for Neuroscience Research

Applications will be invited from the neuroscience community, either a clinical neuroscience trainee or a recently appointed specialist. 

The closing date for submissions will be April 3rd 2017.

First prize will be £1000, with each of the two first runners-up receiving £500 and each of the remaining three receiving £300 or pro rata at the discretion of the judges.


Keynote Speaker and Guest Judge – Professor Tom Solomon – Director, The Institute of Infection & Global Health, University of Liverpool.

Academic programme of events

Running every two weeks between October and May


Founder Dr John Coakley Lettsom with his family

Latest news from Lettsom House


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