About this event

  • Date and time Wed 22 May 2019 from 9:00am to 23 May 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Location York Medical Society
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join the History of Medicine Society in York for a two-day visit to a city with a long history supported by museums and attractions. The city gives easy access to the rest of Yorkshire with its wide variety of countryside and historic sites.

We'll be joined by a number of interesting speakers, the majority of whom will be speaking at the York Medical Society. Find a comprehensive list of the speakers and their topics in our full programme below.


York has good road and rail links from all parts of the UK. The cost of a senior advance standard return from London is approx £50 with a travel time of around 2 hours First class return about £80.00. The taxi journey from the rail station to the Doubletree Hotel take 15 mins. For those energetic members the walk 30 mins

No on-site parking at the hotel, public car parks are 2 minutes’ walk at a cost £6 for 24 hours. York is a compact historic district and all the venues for the meeting are less than 20 minutes’ walk from the Doubletree

A buffet lunch will be held (included in the meeting fee). Delegates are responsible for all accommodation costs.


22 May 2019


DoubleTree By Hilton York

Walk to Stonegate

12 minute walk

Introductory briefing
Introduction talk and tour of the York Medical Society Building

Dr David Pring

Talk: A preserved Celtic brain at York University site

Dr Phil Duffy

Talk: Life and times of Dr John Burton (Dr Slop)

Dr David Pring

Talk: Bootham Park Asylum

Dr Bob Adams

Talk: Dr Tempest Anderson FRS. Ophthalmologist, medical practitioner, vulcanologist, pioneer, photographer and Alpinist

Mr Jim Sprigg

Tea and coffee break
Talk: To be confirmed
Close of day

DoubleTree By Hilton York

23 May 2019


DoubleTree By Hilton York

Talk: The Work of the Centre for Global Health Histories

Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine, and Director, Centre for Global Health Histories at University of York, and his team.

Held at the at DoubleTree By Hilton York


Not included

Guided tour of York minster and short historical walk around central York
Close of day


York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW, North Yorkshire