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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

Lettsom House is closed for Conferencing and Meetings until Government Restrictions permit them.

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 on 9 Nov 20 when Professor Tim Oliver will lecture on PSA Testing – Notice on the Programme Page 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 2020

The Medical Society of London will once again award the Mansell Prizes at an event on 19 May 2020 at Lettsom House.

Whilst the theme of the competition is Neurology, the subjects of the Presentations for 2020 might include not only neurology but neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry and neuroscience.

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