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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

The Next Meeting

Our annual programme runs from October to May, meeting every two weeks.  The next one is on Monday 11 January 2016 – “Advances and Retreats: Examples from Cardiac and Cancer Surgery” given by Professor Tom Treasure

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.

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