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The RCOG's 90th anniversary

Celebrations marking our 90th anniversary

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Lesley Regan"2019 marks a momentous chapter in the history of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as we celebrate our 90th anniversary.

"Throughout this landmark year we will be reflecting on our many significant achievements over the last 90 years, as well as looking ahead to the future of the College and our ambitious plans to further transform the health of girls and women."

Read the full welcome from Professor Lesley Regan, President of the RCOG


History and present

Learn more about the history of the College including how the College was founded, its subsequent development, and our future goals.


RCOG Heritage Collections Blog

The College holds material from both the RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The collection includes information on all aspects of clinical obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery, as well as education, the history of the two Colleges and the development of women's health.

Visit the RCOG Heritage Blog for biographies of the College’s historic members, unpublished RCOG and RCM records, early photographs, and donated personal papers relating to the specialty.


Heritage tours

Take a guided tour of Sussex Place to learn more about the foundation of the College, and let the heritage team lead you on a journey through 500 years of obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery.

Visitors will be able to view treasures from the collections including the famous 16th century ‘Chamberlen forceps’ and some of the earliest printed books on midwifery.

Please register your interest in taking a guided tour by emailing