We are delighted to be hosting Dementia 2020 - The Final Review on the 28th April 2020 at Royal Society of Medicine, London.
The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
The Society was established in 1805 as The Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, meeting in two rooms in barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn and then moving to Lincoln’s Inn Fields where it stayed for 25 years. In 1834 the Society moved to Berners Street and was granted a Royal Charter by King William IV.
In 1905, under the leadership of Sir John MacAlister, the Society moved to 20 Hanover Square where the centenary was celebrated. Two years later the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London came together with seventeen specialist medical societies and, with a supplementary Royal Charter granted by Edward VII, became the Royal Society of Medicine.
In 1910 the Society acquired the site on the corner of Wimpole Street and Henrietta Place, which was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in May 1912.
Famous Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London include:
- Charles Darwin
- Louis Pasteur
- Edward Jenner
- Sigmund Freud
Presidents of Note
Former Presidents include five with diseases named after them:
- Richard Bright (1837)
- Thomas Addison (1849)
- Joseph Hodgson (1851)
- Sir James Paget (1875)
- Frederick William Pavy (1900)
Today, the building plays host to a whole range of events, from meetings and product launches to conferences. Preserving the grandeur of old whilst embracing modern technology, 1 Wimpole Street has established itself as one of the leading meeting, conference and event venues in central London.
With a central London address, 1 Wimpole Street is conveniently located for guests travelling from within London and further afield. Moments from the hustle and bustle of the world famous Oxford Street, with its bars, restaurants and shops, delegates have plenty of things to do post event!
Holding an event at 1 Wimpole Street is an investment in the future of UK healthcare. With all profits reinvested into the Royal Society of Medicine, the largest provider of post graduate medical education in the UK, stakeholders are directly contributing to the development of medical professionals.
1 Wimpole Street is in central London and within easy walking distance of three Underground stations. At the south end of Wimpole Street which runs north to south between Oxford Street and Marylebone Road.
By London Underground
- Oxford Circus station (Victoria, Bakerloo, Central lines) 4 minutes' walk
- Bond street (Central, Jubilee lines) 5 minutes' walk
- Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle lines) 15 minutes' walk