Harveian Oration and Dinner

'Halving premature death' by Sir Richard Peto FRS FRCP

Thursday 18 October 2012
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London

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This is the most prestigious College event of the year and was established in 1656 on William Harvey's death when he left his patrimonial estate of Burwash, Kent to the College and directed that an annual feast be held following the Oration, which was given in Latin. It is held on, or as close as possible, to St Lukes Day (18 October) and consists of an Oration (now given in English), followed by a formal dinner. The Orator is appointed by the President and two elder Censors. College Officers and the orator process into and out of the Lecture. The College invites senior members of the medical/political world and a prominent guest is invited to give a vote of thanks to the Orator.


17:00 Tea and Coffee

17:30 Harveian Oration

 19:00 Drinks reception

19:30 Silver service dinner

22:30 Carriages

Dress Code: Black tie

Dinner Cost: £60 per person


Recently refurbished, William harvey House now offers en-suite or private bathrooms with well-equipped workstations and numerous modern amenities. The rooms are ideal for fellows and members looking for short-term London accommodation and all room rates include VAT and breakfast. To make a reservation, please contact the William Harvey House team on harveyhouse@rcplondon.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 30751425

Fellows - limited space only

Contact Person: Amy Rooks

Contact Email: amy.rooks@rcplondon.ac.uk

Contact Telephone: 020 7034 4901

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