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Croydon Medical Society Events

The Society’s annual programme includes three lectures, AGM and an annual dinner. The Society also confers an annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Program of events for 2024


AGM blocks with hand placing a green tick block
Cartoon print of a Quack

Wednesday 13th March


Time: 7.15 pm for supper with the AGM commencing at 8 pm.

Venue: Meetings are now held at Scout HQ – 1, Farm Fields, Sanderstead CR2 0HQ (opp Sanderstead Library on the corner of Sanderstead Hill and Farm Fields).

Please put this date in your diary and do your utmost to attend as there are a few important matters to discuss. The President-Elect, Dr Nick Ford, will shortly be sending out a questionnaire which he would be grateful if you could complete. As usual, we will be providing supper but, if you would like this, you need to let us know by using the form below.

Talk from Nicholas Cambridge

Quack Doctors:

From James Graham and his Celestial Bed to John St John Long and his Vapour and Lotion Treatment to Cure Consumption.

A quack is ‘someone who claims, and practises under the pretence of having, knowledge and skill that he or she does not possess.’ Basically, quack doctors are a fraud. Somebody who pretends to have medical skills and credentials that they don’t possess.

In his illustrated and light-hearted talk, Nicholas Cambridge will describe many quack doctors who practised from the 17th up until the 19th century. Several of whom received royal patronage and amassed a small fortune.

Cartoon print of a Quack

Can you attend?

Please confirm on the form below as to whether you will be able to attend the March AGM and talk.

Magician’s hat and wand

Friday 14th June

Annual Dinner 2024

Venue: Farleigh Golf Club

Cost: £70 per person. The cost is a little more this year due to higher costs all round. Each ticket will cost £70 and, because we have to pay half the cost of the evening to the venue at the end of March, we request that you either pay half the cost by then or the full amount. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this event.

Contact: Hon Sec – Anne Pilkington –

Please put this date in your diary as it is always a good event. We are back to Farleigh Golf Club this year as last year’s visit to Purley Downs Golf Club was very disappointing. This is a chance for doctors, partners and friends to enjoy a great evening in a lovely venue. We have already booked ‘Bertie the Magician’, who is brilliant, and some form of live music (we are still working on this). The evening is a ‘smart’ event meaning that the men wear either a dinner jacket, tuxedo (plus trousers!) or a smart suit. The ladies always look beautifully dressed!

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Please confirm on the form below as to whether you will be able to attend the Annual dinner.

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