Programme

Upcoming Event

Friday 15th March 2024

Management of wounds sustained by British forces on the Western Front 1914-1918

Guest speaker: Tom Scotland - Retired orthopaedic surgeon and historian


Venue & Time:

50 George Square Room G.04 at 7:30pm

Upcoming Event

Friday 19th April 2024

Annual Dinner

TBC


Venue & Time:

New Club Princes Street at 7:30pm

Upcoming Event

Friday 3rd May 2024

May Outing

Date: TBC


Venue & Time:

Jupiter Artland

Past Event

Friday 16th February 2024

The origin of the Universe and was it designed to enable life?

Guest speaker: Arthur Trew – Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University


Venue & Time:

50 George Square Room G.04 at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 26th January 2024

Burns Supper

TBC


Venue & Time:

Edinburgh Academy

Past Event

Thursday 14th December 2023

Concert Outing

Beethoven Violin Concerto Nicola Benedetti Mozart Symphony No34


Venue & Time:

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Usher Hall

Past Event

Friday 17th November 2023

A doctor’s daughter: the extraordinary life of Phoebe Traquair

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Cummings - Honorary Professor in Art History, Edinburgh University


Venue & Time:

50 George Square Room G.04 at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 27th October 2023

Medicine Old and New: An unorthodox life of Sir Thomas Browne 17th Century physician and NHS Free for all – his two latest books.

Guest Speaker: Gavin Francis - GP and author


Venue & Time:

19 George Square Room G.02 at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 14th April 2023

Annual Dinner

Guest speaker: Professor James Drife


Venue & Time:

The New Club, Princes Street, Edinburgh at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 10th March 2023

Classical Guitar Recital, and Annual General Meeting

tbc


Venue & Time:

G.04, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 10th February 2023

The Firearm Industry as a Commercial Determinant of Health

Guest speaker: Dr Nason Maani, Lecturer in Inequality and Global Health, University of Edinburgh


Venue & Time:

RMS Rooms, Bristo Square, Edinburgh at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 13th January 2023

A Fresh Look at Burke and Hare

Guest Speaker: Eric Melvin, former teacher and local historian


Venue & Time:

G.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU at 7:30pm

Past Event

Thursday 15th December 2022

Winter Concert Outing: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Piano Concerto, and Dvorak 7th Symphony

Details to follow


Venue & Time:

Usher Hall at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 18th November 2022

Pregnancy and Childbirth Outcomes in Ethnic Minority Women and White Women in the US and the UK

Guest speaker: Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity and Health, University of Edinburgh


Venue & Time:

G.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 14th October 2022

The Four Horsemen: Pestilence, Warfare, Injustice, and Climate Change

Guest speaker: Professor Anthony Seaton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen


Venue & Time:

G.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 13th May 2022

Summer Outing

Outing


Venue & Time:

tbc

Past Event

Friday 1st April 2022

Two Hundred Years of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh - a celebration of its history and of its founder, Dr Andrew Duncan

Guest speakers: Dr Ted Duvall & Dr Daisy Cunynghame


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 11th March 2022

Theatre and Cinema Collecting - a 70 Year Passion

Guest speaker: Dr Alan Brown


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 11th February 2022

Domestic Violence and When Men Murder Women

Guest speakers: Professors Russell and Rebecca Dobash


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 14th January 2022

An Abyss of Suffering: Why is Palliative Care Still Missing in the Global Health Agenda and What is the Situation in Africa?

Guest speaker: Professor Liz Grant


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 10th December 2021

The Royal Jaunt - George IV's Visit to Edinburgh 1822

Guest speaker: Eric Melvin


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 12th November 2021

When New Cures Were Old: Biocolonialism and the Caribbean

Guest speaker: Lisa Williams


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 15th October 2021

From Sunday Mass to Celebrating Iftar: a small pop-up vaccination clinic to address socially determined inequalities in health

Guest speaker: Dr Tamara Joffe


Venue & Time:

Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 14th May 2021

"To Make and Save Money": Medicine, Sugar and Slavery in 18th century Jamaica

Guest speaker: Alastair Learmont.


Venue & Time:

Via Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 23rd April 2021

Of Plates, and Pots, and Pans - The Early History of Penicillin

Guest Speaker: Dr Edward Duvall. A virtual tour of some of the objects in the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street that illustrate the early history of penicillin from its discovery in 1928 to its use in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the early 1950s.


Venue & Time:

Via Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 19th March 2021

Dr Andrew Gold - an inspiration

Mrs Rosemary Gold, followed by Annual General Meeting.


Venue & Time:

via Zoom

Past Event

Friday 26th February 2021

W S Bruce and J H H Pirie: the two Edinburgh medics of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902 -1904

Dr Phil Stone


Venue & Time:

via Zoom

Past Event

Friday 22nd January 2021

Book Collecting: a delightful gentle madness

Dr. Stefan Slater


Venue & Time:

via Zoom

Past Event

Friday 4th December 2020

Walking with dinosaurs - reconstructing behaviour in extinct animals

Dr Greg Funston, a Canadian palaeontologist, will be speaking. Read synopsis.


Venue & Time:

via Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 20th November 2020

Health, Hedonism and Hypochondria

Professor Ian Bradley, Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History at the University of St Andrew's University will address us on the subject of Health, Hedonism and Hypochondria - the hidden history of Spas, which is the title of his latest book.


Venue & Time:

via Zoom at 7:30pm

Past Event

Friday 16th October 2020

Zugzwang: a metaphor for our Covid-19 times

Prof. Raj Bhopal


Venue & Time:

via Zoom

Past Event

Saturday 16th May 2020

Summer Outing: Botanics Library and Science Block

Darwin's letters, Medical School Links and Botanical Art Further details nearer the date


Venue & Time:

20a Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR

Past Event

Friday 24th April 2020

Med Chi Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker: Dr Alice Thompson, Social Bite Dinner at 8:00pm


Venue & Time:

The New Club, 86 Princes Street, EH2 2BB at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Black tie

Past Event

Friday 13th March 2020

Dr Andrew Gold - an inspiration

Mrs. Rosemary Gold Followed by Annual General Meeting


Venue & Time:

Room G.06, 50 George Square, EH8 9LH at 7:00pm

Past Event

Friday 28th February 2020

History of the Cockburn Association

Prof. Cliff Hague. Chair of the Cockburn Associaton


Venue & Time:

Room G.06, 50 George Square, EH8 9LH at 7:00pm

Past Event

Friday 17th January 2020

Annual Burns Supper

Annual Burns Supper.


Venue & Time:

The Edinburgh Academy Main Hall, 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Black tie or national dress

Past Event

Friday 6th December 2019

Group Outing to RSNO

Pre-concert talk, RSNO Concert and interval reception.


Venue & Time:

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA

Past Event

Friday 22nd November 2019

Dinner

Moody Cows and Scaredy Cats - The Science of Animal Personality. Guest Speaker - Dr Jill MacKay


Venue & Time:

The New Club, 86 Princes Street, EH2 2BB at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Lounge suits

Past Event

Friday 18th October 2019

Mediaeval Islamic Medicine

Prof. Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh.


Venue & Time:

ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ at 7:00pm

Past Event

Friday 17th May 2019

Summer Outing

Musical evening at St. Cecilia's Hall with supper


Venue & Time:

St. Cecilia's Hall at 5:30pm

Dress Code:

Smart Casual

Past Event

Friday 26th April 2019

Med Chi Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker: Dr Richard Weller 'Dermatology in Ethiopia'.


Venue & Time:

The New Club, 86 Princes Street, EH2 2BB at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Black tie or national dress

Past Event

Friday 8th March 2019

Talk: Functional Animation for Public Health

George McBean. Followed by Annual General Meeting.


Venue & Time:

ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ at 7:00pm

Past Event

Friday 8th February 2019

Talk: Altruistic kidney donation

Dr Richard de Soldenhoff (donor) and Mr Gabriel Oniscu (transplant surgeon).


Venue & Time:

ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ at 7:00pm

Past Event

Friday 18th January 2019

Annual Burns Supper

Annual Burns Supper.


Venue & Time:

The Edinburgh Academy Main Hall, 42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5BL at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Black tie or national dress

Past Event

Friday 14th December 2018

Group outing to RSNO

Reception and pre-concert talk, followed by the RSNO concert at 7.30pm.


Venue & Time:

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA

Dress Code:

smart casual

Past Event

Friday 23rd November 2018

Dinner

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Silvertown: Dinner with Darwin –Food, drink and evolution.


Venue & Time:

The New Club, 86 Princes Street, EH2 2BB at 7:00pm

Dress Code:

Lounge suits

Past Event

Friday 19th October 2018

Talk: The Soay Sheep of St. Kilda

Professor Josephine Pemberton, University of Edinburgh. Wow! Who would have believed that alpha males have a shorter life expectancy than the rest of us? Or that according to the Foster's theory large animals get smaller when put an island whilst small animals get larger. St Kilda endorses this theory as the Soay sheep are getting smaller whereas the common mouse is twice the size of ones on the mainland. This was a fascinating talk by Prof Josephine Pemberton and she had us all glued to our seats. The new venue at ECCI was also a great success. Hilary Watkinson


Venue & Time:

ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ at 7:00pm

Past Event

Saturday 5th May 2018

Summer Outing

Trip to Innerpeffray Libray, by Crieff: the oldest lending library in Scotland.


Venue & Time:

Innerpeffray Library, Crieff PH7 3RF at 12:00pm

Past Event

Friday 20th April 2018

Med Chi Annual Dinner

With Guest speaker, Dr Allan Beveridge ‘Divided opinions: Approaching the mythology of RD Laing'.


Venue & Time:

The New Club, 86 Princes St EH2 2BB at 8:00pm

Past Event

Friday 16th March 2018

Talk: Gasmasks and Lipstick

Dr Margaret Collingwood followed by AGM 9.00pm to 9.30pm


Venue & Time:

The Project room, 50 George Square , EH8 9JY at 7:30pm