Free schools' lectures

The College runs annual School Lectures for young people interested in a career in medicine, these lectures are free to attend.

Becoming a Doctor was particularly good as it gave a great insight into personal statements, interviews and the ups and downs of this very special career choice. It was well targeted and every pupil benefitted. It gave much food for thought. We usually bring a mini bus full - 17 - but I could bring more if I could. The Lectures are that popular.”

Dr Sharon Lewis, Head of Biology & Science at Fettes College, Edinburgh

2018 autumn programme


1600 - 1730

Becoming a doctor
Chair: Dr Marcus Lyall, Chair of RCPE Trainees and Members' Committee

Current medical students and newly qualified doctors will explain what it is like to study medicine and will discuss life as a young doctor.

Refreshments from 1515 in the New Library


1600 - 1730

Ethical dilemmas in medicine
Chair: Professor Kenneth Boyd, Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh

An interactive panel discussion will examine some of the challenging moral and ethical decisions taken by patients and doctors today.

Refreshments from 1515 in the New Library


1630 - 1730

Topical medical issues
Professor Derek Bell, RCPE President/Chair in Acute Medicine at Imperial College, London

Prof Bell will discuss the importance of medicine to society and the key topics you will study at medical school, with a question and answer session.

Refreshments from 1545 in the New Library

The lectures will all be web-streamed live too. To book places or to arrange for web-streaming please follow the links to the individual events.