Welcome to our website! The meetings for our 189th session are detailed below, and I hope that you will be able to come to some, or perhaps all of them.
I trust that you will find an interesting mix of topics and speakers; covering, as they do, a range of subjects and bringing a wealth of expertise to the Society.
York Medical Society is one of the oldest in the country and it continues to thrive.
Our fortnightly meetings are relaxed, informative and fun.
There is the opportunity to share a glass of wine before and perhaps a meal afterwards with colleagues and friends both old and new.
It is an environment removed from the workplace, and a rare opportunity to socialize across specialities in relaxed surroundings.
We welcome those who have lived and worked in York for some time, as well as those new to the area who wish to get to know more about the people and place.
It is a good formula that continues to work well.
On a personal level, as a relatively recently retired York GP, I find it an invaluable means of keeping up with my former colleagues, meeting doctors still at work and getting to know and welcoming those new to the area.
An interest in medicine is lifelong.
The 17 century cellars of the York Medical Society are home to an extensive collection of the wines of the York Medical Society Wine Club. There are 70-80 different wines available for purchase by members of the wine club. There are regular Wine Offers and regular Wine Tastings.
Founded by Alan Scott and Stuart Calder in 1978, the Wine Club was established with the intention of finding top quality wines at reduced prices. It is now run by Stuart Calder, with the aid of the wine club committee. We are a non-profit making enterprise and each member purchases a £50 share on joining the Club. This share acts as the buying capital for the wines, and a small mark-up on each bottle pays for any administrative costs. Please note that only members can buy from the club.
Many of the wines are specially imported by the Wine Club and enjoy an exclusivity in the U.K. Stuart makes three trips each year to France or Italy to discover new gems for the club. The samples from these trips are then tasted blind by the committee, and the best value wines are chosen for importation. Wines from other countries are discovered by attending the better trade wine tastings each year.