The Medical Society of London

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

Founded 1773

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

Applications are now invited for the MANSELL Competition on 10 June 2024 – details HERE

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

  The next Meeting will be the MASELL PRIZE EVENT held at Lettsom House on 10 June 2024

The Notice for this Meeting is available to Fellows


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

The Medical Society’s latest news and notices are  HERE

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 2024

The Medical Society of London will once again award the Mansell Prizes at an event on 10 June 2024 at Lettsom House.

The theme of this competition is Multiple Sclerorsis based Neurology and can include neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry and neuroscience. Applications are invited. More details are HERE

Academic program of events

Running every two weeks between October and May

Founder Dr John Coakley Lettsom with his family

Latest news from Lettsom House