The Society of Apothecaries celebrates its 400th Anniversary in 2017. Its hall was built on the site of the guest house of the Dominican Friary, dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538. On 26 June Dr Nick Holder will be giving a talk about the history of the site and the remains still extant. [He has just been awarded his PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London on a thesis on mediaeval monastic foundations in the City]. His lecture starts at 6pm to be followed by a short talk on the more recent activities of the Dominicans by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP (The Master’s chaplain and the only English Master of the Order of Preachers since the Order’s foundation in 1216). Please join us for the lecture and also a supper in the Great Hall afterwards. This event will support the 400th anniversary appeal towards support for medical students and junior doctors, and the Friends of the Archives.
Places must be booked in advance by Friday 15 June (£15 for the lecture,£50 for supper following).
Booking forms and further details are available from Karen Chester.