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Annual Cutter Picnic   Sunday 13 July


Members of the Company enjoyed a day on the River Thames rowing the Barbers' Cutter -- well, some did, others just enjoyed a picnic on the bank. 
cutter picnic
The cutter  The Master



The Master, accompanied by Liverymen Max Gladwyn and Simon O’Leary visited St Jude and St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Islington on Thursday 3 July.   The Company had previously donated funds to help the school purchase a software package that helped the children in their maths studies.

group and master
Master master
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE was the main guest at the Civic Dinner on 29th May, and the Company was entertained by Lauren Zolezzi, Soprano.
The Lord Mayor  singer
The Lord Mayor and the Master The Lord Mayor

Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP) – Celebration of Success


The EMDP run by Kings’ College, London, which is the Company’s continuing anniversary appeal project, had its annual “Celebration of Success” event on Tuesday 24 June.   The Master attended the event and presented prizes.

celebration of success


Members of the Company enjoyed a 3 day visit to Siena from 15-17 May.  Many of the wonderful sites, treasures and gardens in the area were visited, under the expert guidance of Antonia Whitley, as were many of the local trattorias. 

Barbers group  Siena 
Siena  Lunch 


The picture shows Freeman Su-Anna Boddy during last year’s Sheep Drive over London Bridge.   Any member interested in taking part in this year’s event, which will be on Sunday 5 October, should contact the organizers

sheep drive
medal presentation 

At the 65th Annual Meeting for the Medical Artists' Association of GB (MAA), held on Friday 25th April 2014, the inaugural Peter G. Cull Medal was awarded to Liveryman Dr. Michael O'Brien in recognition of his service in the role of examiner of the MAA since 1976, and Chairman of the Examining Board since 1990.   The picture shows Liveryman O’Brien (left) receiving the medal from the Chairman of the MAA, Philip Ball.

Peter Cull was a distinguished liveryman of the Company from 1990 until his death in 2012.  His widow, Bettine, commissioned 10 medals to be struck in his memory – 5 for the MAA of which Peter Cull had been Chairman on 3 occasions, and 5 to the Institute of Medical Illustrators which Peter helped found in 1968.



Representatives from Kings’ Extended Medical Degree Programm (EMDP) – which the Barbers’ Company continues to support as part of its Anniversary Appeal – took part in a Livery Schools Link Showcase event at Apothecaries Hall on 18 March, when local school children were able to see representatives of many of the professions and crafts associated with livery companies in action.  The Company’s entry was coordinated by Liveryman Simon O’Leary who is seen here with (from left to right) Aasmita Gutam, Titilope Oladosu, Laura Ingham,  Simon O’Leary, Kristo Lauriaga and Aqil Jaigirdar

Laura Ingham is the Outreach Worker for Outreach for Medicine.  Her salary is largely supported from the 700th Anniversary Appeal and The Peter Moores Foundation.



The Master, guests and recipients of awards at the Awards Luncheon, 19th March 2014 recipient 
Guests The Master

The Master and Court with newly admitted Freemen, 4th March 2014
New Fremen



34th Sir Lionel Denny Lecture

The lecture was held in St Giles’ Cripplegate on Tuesday 25 February and was given by Baroness O’Neill on the subject of “Intelligent Accountability in Business and in the Professions”.  This was followed by a reception and buffet supper at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall.

Lecture text

master  Lecturer 
high table

On the 5th September
The Rt Hon the Lord Ribeiro CBE FRCS was elected Master for the forthcoming year.
The Master and Wardens



The Company has close links with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Indeed until the two organisations split, in the Eighteenth Century, the two were united.  Hence the Company's Hall is Barber-Surgeons' Hall.  Our site contains information about the Company, past and present, its Master, Wardens, Court of Assistants and Officers, and its programme.  It covers our hall and its treasures, and links to other sites.  Although this is the official site of the Company, not all the information will have been cleared by the Company though much has been derived from its official publications. 

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