About this event

  • Date and time Mon 15 Mar 2021 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This meeting of the year is devoted to the history of urological surgery, organised in conjunction with the Hunterian Society. The second lecture, John Hunter Lecture honours the lasting contributions of Hunter to surgical and medical science and practice.

If you would like to attend the live stream version of this event, please book your place here

This event will have a special appeal to surgeons, urologists, medical technologists and engineers. Additionally, a wide range of non-medical professionals will also be interested in these two presentations.  

Attendees can expect to:

  • Understand something of the broad cultural history of urology, especially from an examination of artistic representations   
  • Become aware of early techniques of surgical urology and their subsequent contribution to the development of the specialty
  • Appreciate the breadth, depth and enthusiasm for the work of John Hunter and his continuing relevance

The History of Medicine Society was founded in 1912 by Sir William Osler, its first President. These talks continue to reveal the importance of learning from the lessons of the past to apply to the present and future. The Society reaches out, inter alia, to clinicians of every specialty (including students), medical scientists, health care professionals, and other interested professionals and members of the general public (e.g. journalists and teachers).

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Standard pricing available until 14 March 2021.


RSM Member
Day 1
£25.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner

Key speakers

Mr Ben Challacombe

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guys & St Thomas Hospital

Mr Jonathan Goddard

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital and archivist to British Association of Urological Surgeons


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction by the President

Professor Tilli Tansey, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The art of urology 

Mr Jonathan Goddard, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital and archivist to British Association of Urological Surgeons

To be introduced by Professor Susan Standring, President, Hunterian Society 

John Hunter Lecture - Prostate surgery from Hunter to the present time: From lithotomy to robotics

Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guys and St Thomas Hospital 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting 

For those who have pre-booked


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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