Social Programme

Welcome Reception

The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1G 0AE
Wednesday 21st June 2017

This year’s BOPSS meeting will take place at 1 Wimpole Street home to the Royal Society of Medicine. Steeped in history, 1 Wimpole Street was built in 1909 as larger premises for the Royal Society of Medicine to the designs of the Edwardian Baroque architect, John Belcher, and was finally completed in June 1912. It was officially opened the same year by King George V and Queen Mary. Upon opening 1 Wimpole Street was immediately placed at the forefront of modern day medicine. Preserving the grandeur of old whilst embracing modern technology, 1 Wimpole Street has established itself as one of the leading conference venues in central London.

The Welcome Reception is open to all delegates and guests and will take place in Atrium at the RSM on Wednesday evening from 17.30 pm. We’re delighted that the Panic Community Steel Band from Cambridge will be providing background music on steel pans.  You can download a sample of the music to see what they sound like! or visit the website for more information.


Gala Dinner

The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA
Thursday 22nd June 2017

The 2017 BOPSS organising committee cordially invite you to an evening of food and dancing at one of the world’s mosticonic luxury hotels, The Dorchester. The evening will begin with a welcome reception followed by dinner then a disco in The Ballroom, the epitome of timeless glamour. The Dorchester is superbly located in the centre of London and overlooks both Hyde Park and Mayfair, and is a favourite choice of celebrities, world leaders, royalty and high society.

The dress code is lounge suit and equivalent for ladies. Tickets are priced £100 and can be purchased here. Please note that due to high demand for gala dinner tickets this year there is now limited availability and ticket sales will close at midday on Wednesday 14th June.

Art Deco in the West End

Meet at the Royal Society of Medicine
Wednesday 21st June 2017

From towering cinemas and garages to iconic flagship stores, Art Deco in the West End is a 90 minutes exploration of the rich architectural history of the area around Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and (parts of) Soho under the prism of 1920s and 1930s leisure and entertainment. The tour will start at approximately 11am and will be followed by a light lunch at at the Brasserie Zedel (buy own) –

Tickets for the tour are priced at £10 and will be allocated on a strictly first paid basis. The places are limited, so please book early.

Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

Friday 23 June 08.30am

Private view of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition guided by a Royal Academy curator followed by coffee in the Academicians’ Room.