Video archive

RCP500 ‘500 Years: Snapshots’, Clive Constable, Deputy CEO

To celebrate our anniversary, we're interviewing diverse people with a connection to the RCP throughout 2018 - from museum curators to the Patient and Carer Network and our leadership team. We have asked each interviewee questions about our 500th year and what this means to them.

RCP500 ‘500 Years: Snapshots’, Chuka Nwokolo, Treasurer

To celebrate our anniversary, we're interviewing diverse people with a connection to the RCP throughout 2018 - from museum curators to the Patient and Carer Network and our leadership team. We have asked each interviewee questions about our 500th year and what this means to them.

RCP500 ‘500 Years: Snapshots’, Ian Bullock, CEO

To celebrate our anniversary, we're interviewing diverse people with a connection to the RCP throughout 2018 - from museum curators to the Patient and Carer Network and our leadership team. We have asked each interviewee questions about our 500th year and what this means to them.

RCP500 ‘500 Years: Snapshots’, Jane Dacre, President

To celebrate our anniversary, we're interviewing diverse people with a connection to the RCP throughout 2018 - from museum curators to the Patient and Carer Network and our leadership team. We have asked each interviewee questions about our 500th year and what this means to them.

“You do very much better if you forget it [being a woman in medicine], and just get on with the job"

In this extract from a 1994 oral history interview with Sir Christopher Booth, Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick discusses her upbringing, her decision to study medicine, and her ultimate election as president of the Royal College of Physicians. She also recalls meetings with Kenneth Clarke and Margaret Thatcher over the introduction of the Internal Market System in Medicine. Towards the end of the video Turner-Warwick also raises the issue of specialists and generalists within medicine, and how the RCP places itself in this debate.

Ceaseless motion: William Harvey's experiments in circulation

'Ceaseless motion: William Harvey's experiments in circulation' is an exhibition coinciding with the Royal College of Physicians' 500th anniversary. It explores the life, work and legacy of revolutionary anatomist William Harvey – the physician who revealed the secrets of circulation.

The exhibition is open Monday–Friday, from 19 January to 26 July 2018.

A Quincunx for Sir Thomas Browne

This film was part of the 2017 exhibition, 'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne' exploring RCP physician, philosopher, collector and polymath Thomas Browne’s curious approach to the world through his writing and collection. Browne (1605–1682) saw the extraordinary in the ordinary, and introduced over 700 new words to the English language, while inspiring literary greats such as Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allan Poe. His collection reveals a fascinating perspective on 17th-century scientific and medical research.

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