About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Sep 2024 from 5:00pm to 7 Sep 2024 at 9:00pm
  • Location Beaune, France
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us for an unforgettable journey to the heart of France as the History Society explores the historic city of Beaune to learn about medieval surgery and instruments. The area is renowned for its Burgundian wine, exquisite cuisine, and rich cultural heritage.

Hôtel Le Cep: Please book your own hotel accommodation at http://www.hotel-cep-beaune.com/fr/  and state that you are part of the RSM Society booking quoting reference: 227669.    

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Standard pricing available until 01 March 2024.


RSM Member
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
£280.00 Day 1
£0.00 Day 2
£0.00 Day 3

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
£295.00 Day 1
£0.00 Day 2
£0.00 Day 3


Thursday 5 September 2024

Arrival in Beaune

Delegates need to arrange their own transport. Tickets are available from Eurostar or Trainline. Flying to Lyon is an option but there will still be a need for a train connection Lyon-Beaune

Group dinner at Hôtel Le Cep
Friday 6 September 2024

Hôtel Le Cep Seminar Room
Welcome and introduction

Dr Hilary Morris, President, History of Medicine Society, Medical Historian

Tea and coffee break
Wine and its historic role in medicine

Dr Hilary Morris

Tea and coffee break
Medieval surgery and instruments talk
Guided tour to Hospice de Beaune

This fascinating Northern Renaissance building founded in 1443 where elderly, sick and disabled have been welcomed for treatment and refuge from the Middle Ages until today.

Bistro dinner in Beaune
Saturday 7 September 2024

Guided tour of Musée du Vin - Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne
Lunch at leisure
Wine tasting at Hôtel Le Cep cellars
Group farewell dinner at Hôtel Le Cep


Beaune, France

Registration for this event will close at 1 March 2024 and there is limited capacity. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.