Vote of Thanks at the Annual Guest Lunch, 2013
Vote of Thanks at the Annual Guest Lunch, 2013

Approaching retirement?

If, as a College Fellow or Member, you are approaching retirement or have recently retired, these pages will tell you about our Senior Fellows Club and hopefully entice you to join. They may also be of interest to other Medical Royal Colleges.

Club activities

A lively conversation at the Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015
A lively conversation at the
Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015

The Club organises a monthly programme of lectures and occasional social events and has a very active hillwalking group. It also warmly supports wider College activities such as the sponsorship of an academic prize for medical trainees and the donation of funds to the Library.

How the club started

In 1992, a group of retired Edinburgh hospital physicians, keen to continue to meet together and to retain something of the fellowship and esprit de corps that had sustained them throughout their professional lives, formed a “Senior Fellows Club”. This would meet in the College whose whole-hearted support they had.

From this tentative beginning has sprung a club of over 200 members, whose turn-out at meetings would be the envy of many medical societies struggling to keep going.