Category Archives: events

Thomas Somerville: an inspiration to others

This month marks the 75th anniversary of ‘Operation Compass’ which took place in the North African desert, in western Egypt during World War 2.  It was here, on 11 December 1940, that a member of the veterinary profession was recognised … Continue reading

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200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo: Unique records to be digitised

At our recent Summer Reception, guest speaker Kirsten Rausing announced £387,275 in funding from The ALBORADA Trust for a five year project to catalogue, properly store and digitise priority pieces from our historic collections and make them available for free … Continue reading

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A time for reflection: Lieutenant Vincent Fox

Last Friday the Royal College was delighted to accept a portrait of Lieutenant Vincent Fox from his great grand-nephew.   Vincent Fox was killed in action on the 26 August 1914: the first member of the RCVS to die during World War … Continue reading

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Robert Stordy’s extraordinary journey

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book: Robert Stordy in Abyssinia: an extraordinary veterinary surgeon The  main body of book is an account of an extraordinary journey made by Robert Stordy which is held in our archives. … Continue reading

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Looking forwards, looking back – a Beaumont connection

In the grounds of Beaumont Estate, Windsor, now a hotel & conference centre where EBVM 2014 will be held on 23-24 October,  is an imposing war memorial designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott .  The memorial, unveiled in November 1921, … Continue reading

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WAHVM Congress 2014

Readers of this blog with an interest in veterinary history might like to know about the 41st Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, hosted by the Veterinary History Society  at Imperial College, London  from 10-13 September 2014. … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Pet Month – a selection of open access resources on small animal medicine

This year National Pet Month runs from 1 April- 6 May.  As their web site says they are on a mission to: help promote responsible pet ownership across the UK highlight the important work of pet care professionals and working … Continue reading

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My lords, ladies and gentlemen…

Tonight the RCVS President will welcome to the College a group of those who have helped it run smoothly over the last year. Invitees to the President’s Reception include examiners, those involved with the Practice Standards Scheme, members of the … Continue reading

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‘After Hours’ at the Natural History Museum

Thousands of visitors of all ages, gathered for the Natural History Museum’s largest ever ‘Science Uncovered’ event. Science institutions all over Europe threw open their doors and stayed up late to bring the general public a little bit closer to … Continue reading

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