Norah Schuster prize presentations and Presidential lecture


Wednesday 29 March 2017

Afternoon meeting

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

History of Medicine Society



Event Image

about this event

Register today for the annual Norah Schuster prize meeting to hear uniquely varied research topics presented by the students as well as the Presidential address by Dr Julie Papworth.

Norah Schuster essay prize

Submission deadline:  Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Meeting date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Prize: £100 book token and a year's membership of the RSM.
Open to: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental students. Please note that you must be a medical or dental undergraduate.

This prize will be awarded for the best essay or essays submitted on any subject related to the history of medicine, including medical science. Essays should be between 3,000 - 5,000 words and the standard should be comparable to a third year dissertation. A 500-word summary should also be submitted along with the full essay. This should not merely be an abstract: it should outline not only the topic under discussion, the aims and principal conclusions of your research, but also the sources you have consulted. Preliminary short-listing of the essays will be performed on the basis of these summaries.

For further info click here.




3.00 pm


3.30 pm

Introduction by the President

Dr Julie Papworth, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Norah Schuster student prize essay presentations

3.35 pm

Eugenics: Feminism's dirty secret

Ms Adriana Panayi, Final Year Medical Student, University of Cambridge

3.55 pm

No ill-feelings? Roman attitudes towards Greek medical practices and practitioners in Republican Rome, 219--44 BC

Mr Lee Hatter, 5th Year Student, St George's, University of London

4.15 pm

Psychosurgery: History of the neurosurgical management of psychiatric disorders

Mr Dominic Mahoney, Medical Student, University of Bristol

4.35 pm

Tea and coffee break

5.05 pm

Presidential address: John Hunter, John Sheldon and the pursuit of whales

Dr Julie Papworth, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

5.50 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

6.00 pm

Close of meeting

6.30 pm


Pre-booked delegates only

register for this event

  • Online registration has now closed.
  • On the day registration is available but no further dinner bookings will be accepted on the day.
  • RSM member rates start from £25
  • Non member rates start from £35
  • Dinner is available for pre-booked delegates only


View rates for all membership types:

View rates

booking enquiries

Not sure what rate to select?

Need help to book your place?

T: +44(0)20 7290 3941 arrow

Need somewhere to stay in London?

RSM members

Enjoy our excellent accommodation facilities right here at the RSM


Non members

Stay at our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse just 5 mins walk from RSM


organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Alison ChanTel: 02072903937 Email: arrow