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History of the College

How the College was founded, its subsequent development, and our future goals

Learn about the past, present and future of the RCOG in our new video:

O&G pre-20th century, and foundation of the College

From early medicine to the formation of the College.

A Royal College for the 21st century

The College's royal history, from early 20th century to today.

The College’s achievements

Throughout its history, the College has worked to improve women’s health care.

The College today

Today, there are over 16,000 Fellows and Members of the College. Find out about our current work and aspirations.

College coat of arms and logo

The College’s coat of arms was designed to represent the specialty of O&G and its practitioners.


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