Dinner and Oration

Our programme session begins in October with the Oration followed by the Annual Dinner.

Date for your diary – Oration and Annual Dinner – 14th October 2023

(book places via the events page)

Orator – Professor Dame Lesley Regan

Remembering the Oration and Annual Dinner – Saturday 1st October 2022

The year started on the 1st October with our Annual Oration in the societies rooms, 23 Stonegate, at 2pm.  This year Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the RCGP, gave an inspiring talk ‘Fit For The Future:A Vision of General Practice’. Post Covid this seems like a seminal moment for Primary Care as we struggle to cope with increasing workloads and a smaller workforce amongst other challenges. But the RCGP is all about finding solutions and inspiring us as we navigate through choppy waters. 

The Annual Dinner followed in the evening in the beautiful Mansion House. 

Previous Orators

Each year since 1890, the society has held a public oration on a Friday afternoon. The list of distinguished guest speakers who have spoken at these events is provided here.

1890 SIR JONATHAN HUTCHINSON, F.R.S., LONDON

1891 MR. C.G. WHEELHOUSE, F.R.C.S.

1892 SIR T. CLIFFORD ALBUTT, K.C.B., F.R.S., CAMBRIDGE

1893 SIR VICTOR HORSLEY, F.R.S., LONDON

1894 SIR JAMES CRICHTON BROWNE, F.R.S., LONDON

1895 DR. GERMAN SIMS WOODHEAD, F.R.S.E., CAMBRIDGE

1896 SIR W.F. MITCHELL BANKS, F.R.C.S., LIVERPOOL

1897 SIR JAMES F. GOODHEART, BART, LONDON

1898 SIR T. LAUDER BRUNTON, BART, F.R.S., LONDON

1899 DR. H.W. BALFOUR, F.R.S.E., EDINBURGH