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Programme 2020–2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS – future meetings and events 

We hope by October 2021 to resume meetings at the Medical Society of London as well as relaying those meetings via Zoom.

Please visit this page before attending any event.

Name Date Title
Dr Margaret Stark

President, Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians

14 October 2021 The Forensic Physician – A dying profession
Lord Jonathan Sumption

Justice of the Supreme Court between 2012 and 2018

11 November 2021 The Value of Life – in law and in practice
Colonel James Hardy

Forensic Odontologist.

 9 December 2021 Forensic Dentistry and Why Not Bite Marks?
Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury GBS PC Hon FRS  President of the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2017


13 January 2022 Personal autonomy: a blessing or a curse
Andrew Hoyle


10 February 2022 Cyber warfare – does it have a legal basis? Can the UK lawfully protect healthcare from an overseas cyber attack?


Philip Barlow

H.M. Assistant Coroner for Inner South London

10 March 2022 What power the inquisition? Do coroners really make a difference?


Nicola Mundy, Solicitor, Senior Coroner, SE Yorkshire 14 April 2022 Deaths and the Smart (or not so Smart?) Motorways


Dame Anne Rafferty QC

Lady Justice of Appeal of England and Wales from 2011 to 2020​.

12 May 2022 Twenty years a judge, and still standing
Mr Simon Jackson MA MD FRCOG Consultant Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist,


 9 June 2022 Mesh litigation in Gynaecology


Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws & Professor Iain Hutchson Monday 20 June 2022 Annual Dinner at the Apothecaries Hall

Our first meeting of 2021/2022 on 14th October will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Society’s foundation in 1901. We hope this  meeting and future meetings can once more take place at the Medical Society of London

Full details of the 2021-2022 programme will be published shortly

We now very much hope the Annual Dinner, which we were forced to cancel in 2020 and 2021, will take place on 20th June 2022 at the Apothecaries Hall

Attendance at meetings is limited to Members of the Society and their guests. However, if you would like to come to one meeting as a “Taster” before joining, please contact the secretary Sandra Marcantonio at [email protected] or any other member of the Society’s Council.

Membership is open to anyone interested in Medico-Legal matters. For membership details, see here. Students are welcome and may join at a reduced subscription.

With the exception of the Annual Dinner, or unless otherwise stated, all meetings take place at 7 pm at:

The Medical Society of London
Lettsom House
11 Chandos Street
Cavendish Square

See below for a map.

Meetings are followed by a drinks reception.

If you have any queries, please contact us.