About this event

  • Date and time Thu 17 Oct 2019 from 10:45am to 3:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Join us for the first of our Retired Fellows Society events in the 2019-20 academic year.

Chief Executive Tom Wright and will take you through the guide dog journey, from conception to qualification as a working dog. Learn about the world-class breeding programme operated by Guide Dogs, and how the organisation uses pioneering training techniques to turn puppies into life-changers.

Guide Dogs' History

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two British pioneers, Muriel Crooke, and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. The organisation has come a very long way since those early days. Today, Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. Thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers, the organisation has helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Guide dog demonstration in the Atrium
Welcome and introduction
The breeding and training of guide dogs

Lecture by Tom Wright and Tim Stafford

Close of meeting followed by lunch

For those who have pre-booked


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