Past Orators

Every year the Society’s programme begins with a public oration, now held on a Saturday afternoon. The list of Orators is a roll-call of famous names in UK medicine from 1890 to the present day.

Recent Orators

Dame Clare Gerada

2020

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

2019

Lord Kakkar

2018

Prof John Wass

2017

Prof Philip Cachia

2016

Dame Susan Bailey

2015

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
1900 Professor Alex Macalister, F.R.S., Cambridge
1901 Sir George Savage, London
1902 Dr. P.H. Pye-Smith, London
1903 Dr. Norman Moore, London
1904 Dr. Newsholme, London
1905 Sir William Church, Bart, K.C.B., London
1906 Sir William Henry Allchin, F.R.S.E., London
1907 Dr. E. Hope, Liverpool
1908 Sir Thomas S. Clouston, Edinburgh
1909 Sir William Osler, Bart, F.R.S., Oxford
1910 Dr. T.D. Acland, London
1911 Professor J.W. Smith, Manchester
1912 Dr. S. Monkton, Copeman, London
1913 Mr. Stephen Paget, F.R.C.S., London
1920 Dr. W. A. Potts, Birmingham
1921 Professor Wardrop Griffiths, Leeds
1922 Professor Louise McIlroy, London
1923 Professor Edwin Bramwell
1924 Sir Frank Colyer, London
1925 Dr. Langdon Brown, London
1926 Sir Berkeley Moyhnihan, Bart, Leeds
1927 Sir Farquhar Buzzard, London
1928 Mr. Dan Mackenzie, F.R.C.S., London
1929 Mr. Duncan C. L. Fitzwilliam, F.R.C.S., London
1930 Sir Thomas Horder, Bart, K.C.V.O., London
1931 Lord Moynihan of Leeds, K.C.M.G., C.B.
1932 Professor D.P.D. Wilkie, Edinburgh
1933 Sir Charlton Briscoe, Bart, London
1934 Col. L.W. Harrison, D.S.O., F.R.C.P., London
1935 Lord Dawson of Penn, P.C., G.C.V.O., K.C.B., London
1936 Sir Henry Brackenbury, London
1937 Sir Maurice Cassidy, London
1938 Dr. A.E. Barclay, Oxford
1946 Professor J.C. Spence, M.D., F.R.C.P., University of Durham
1947 Professor R.W. Johnstone, C.B.E., University of Edinburgh
1948 Sir Harold Gillies, C.B.E., London
1949 Sir Henry Cohen, M.D., F.R.C.P., University of Liverpool
1950 Dr. Harley Williams, London
1951 Lord Moran of Manton, M.C.
1952 Sir Sydney Smith, C.B.E., University of Edinburgh
1953 Dr. Keith Simpson, University of London
1954 Dr. Terence East, King’s College Hospital, London
1955 Dr. W.N. Pickles, M.D., D.S.C., M.R.C.P., Aysgarth
1956 Mr. R.H. Franklin, F.R.C.S., Postgraduate School, London
1957 Sir Russell Brain, BT, London
1958 Professor I Aird, Postgraduate School, London
1959 Professor P. Allison, Oxford
1960 Professor Sheila Sherlock, University of London
1961 Professor R.E. Lane, University of Manchester
1962 Dr. Hugh Garland, Leeds
1963 Major-General W.R.M. Drew,
1964 Sir Benjamin Rycroft, London
1965 Sir Derrick Dunlop, Edinburgh
1966 Professor J.C. McLure Browne, University of London
1967 Dr. J.H.F. Brotherston, Edinburgh
1968 Emeritus Professor D.F. Cappell, University of Glasgow
1969 Sir John Richardson, London

1970 Sir Henry Osmond-Clarke, london
1971 Dr. C.A.H. Watts, Leicester
1972 Sir John Peel, London
1973 Lord Foot of Buckland, Monarchorum
1974 Dr. E.V. Kuenssberg, Edinburgh
1975 Dr. J.R. Ellis, London
1976 Professor J. Marshall, Institute of Neurology
1977 Dr. H.W.S. Francis, Manchester
1978 Professor A.R. Currie, Edinburgh
1979 Dame Josephine Barnes, London
1980 Sir Douglas Ranger, London
1981 Sir Ronald Gibson, Winchester
1982 Professor Sir John Walton, Newcastle
1983 Professor J.D. Scadding, London
1984 Dr. Michael O’Donnell
1985 Mr. H.H.G. Eastcott, London
1986 Dr. Michael Trimble, London
1987 Professor J. Lejeune, Paris
1988 Professor P. Sleight, Oxford
1989 Professor J.S. Scott, Leeds
1990 Professor A.W. Clare, Dublin
1991 Professor D. Hopkinson, London
1992 Professor D. Burrows, Belfast
1993 Professor N. McIntyre, London
1994 Professor A. Mansfield, London
1995 Professor R.H. Higgs, London
1996 Professor J.R. Bennett, Hull
1997 Dr. J.M. Holt, Oxford
1998 Professor Michael Baum, London
1999 Lord McColl, London
2000 Mr. Peter Leopard, Stoke-on-Trent
2001 Professor Lewis Wolpert, London
2002 Professor P.R. Bar, Utrecht
2003 Professor P. McGuffin, London
2004 Dr. C.V. Howard, Liverpool
2005 Professor W. Prendiville, Dublin
2006 Dr M. Shooter, Cambridge
2007 Professor D. Haslam
2008 Professor A. Templeton
2009 Professor P. Kumar
2010 Dr. P. Hamilton
2011 Professor Sir Mark Walport
2012 Professor Sir Graeme Catto
2013 Professor Christopher Ham CBE
2014 Professor Donal O’Donoghue
2015 Professor Dame Susan Bailey
2016 Professor Philip Cachia
2017 Professor John A H Wass
2018 Professor Lord Kakkar P.C
2019 Baroness Finlay of LlandAff
2020 Dame Clare Gerada