The most cursory examination of the records of the Society shows it to have been, since its inception in 1819 and over the years that followed, the most open and accessible of organizations, parochial only in the original geographical sense of that word – having historically had its being in the metropolis of London.
Now, with ease of world travel conjoined with the arrival of the World Wide Web the Society seizes new opportunity to bring likeminded scientific men and women though its doors.
Hunterian Fellows, in addition to bringing their own personal guests to meetings, therefore extend a warm welcome to all members of good standing in the medical and dental professions world-wide to join them at table at any one in the Society’s Calendar of Scientific Dinner Meetings which by happy chance coincides with their visit to the United Kingdom.
Fellows likewise extend a cordial invitation to members of kindred Societies and to colleagues in affiliated professions – Veterinary, Nursing, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Health Care Managers and the like, the list is not exclusive – to apply to come to their Scientific Dinner Meetings as ‘Visitors’. Equally, Fellows offer the opportunity to those working in the field of Life Sciences and the related disciplines – whether in Research Institutes, in University Establishments or in the Pharmaceutical Industry – who have a special interest in a particular subject of meeting in the current Calendar of Session to make arrangements to attend the appropriate meeting as set out below.
A welcome is extended from Fellows to Students in the disciplines of Medicine and Dentistry to come to Meetings of the Society when every effort will be made to accommodate them.
Students, as above, may make contact directly to the General Administrator giving due identification – to attend Scientific Meetings either with or after dinner. There is no fee for attendance at at meetings but enquiries as to the cost of dining should be made, also, to the Administrator, Ms. Betty Smallwood.
It is to be hoped that some students will wish to dine before the lectures and will then be seated amongst the Fellows in the same random order of chance that we seat ourselves at meal to enjoy social congress as well as comestibles!