The Sherrington Society is a University-wide medical society based at Magdalen College. Named in honour of the 1932 Nobel laureate Sir Charles Sherrington, a former Waynflete Professor of Physiology and tutor at Magdalen, the society regularly hosts distinguished speakers in the medical sciences to encourage debate on topical medical and life-science issues. The society’s roots stretch back to the start of the 20th century, making it one of the College’s oldest and most venerable student-led institutions.

The society has a long history of hosting a range of esteemed doctors, scientists, philosophers and politicians from the UK and beyond. In recent years, our guests have included Sir Paul Nurse, Sir Mark Walport and Professor Dame Sally Davies (the Government’s Chief Medical Officer). Students reading Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Human Sciences and Experimental Psychology receive termly updates of our talks and frequent social events. For many of our members, the highlight of the Sherrington calendar is our end of year dinner, an event which takes place late in Trinity Term.

We are delighted to announce that in 2014, our guests will include Sir Richard Thompson (the President of the Royal College of Physicians), Lord Robert Winston and the Health Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP.

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