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Retired Fellows and Members Society

Meetings, updates and details of the Retired Fellows and Members Society (RFMS)

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The RFMS holds a twice-yearly meeting to which all retired Fellows and Members, and their partners, are invited.

RFMS meeting, Friday 22 March 2019

The Retired Fellows and Members Society Meeting is a chance for our retired cohort to catch up with their colleagues and discuss relevant and thought-provoking topics.

The event will be preceded by a sandwich lunch from 13.00 and presentations will start promptly at 14.00. The afternoon will consist of presentations by 3 speakers:

  • Professor Karol Sikora, Chief Medical Director and founder board member of Proton Partners International, will be presenting a talk entitled ‘The Future of Cancer Care’
  • Mr John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health at University College London, will be discussing ‘John Rock’s big mistake: providing Pincus’s Pill to women by a suboptimal regimen for the past 60 years’
  • Professor Joseph Schenker, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Human Reproduction – Quo Vadis’.

Each presentation is usually followed by a lively question and answer session where you get the opportunity to quiz the speakers on their specialist subject!

If you would like to attend please book your place by contacting Hannah Mackenzie via email or by phone 020 7772 6317. The cost of the event is £20 which is payable upon booking in order to secure your place.

Please note, there are limited places so book now to avoid disappointment – partners are most welcome!


Get involved

We are eager to hear from Retired Fellows and Members who would like to contribute to our monthly e-newsletter, O&G News. This can be in the form of an article, news story or an item of interest you would like to share with your fellow colleagues. Please email

Rwanda project

At the last RFMS meeting, John Osborne FRCOG made a plea for help with his Rwanda project, trying to improve obstetric care and reduce infant mortality. They require the assistance of experienced obstetricians, or those trained, but not yet appointed to senior posts as ‘mentors’ in the UK or prepared to go to Rwanda to train local staff.

He can be contacted by email or telephone 0208 995 0019.


RCOG heritage blog

Our archivist regularly updates a blog looking at the heritage of collection of both the RCOG and The Royal College of Midwives. The collections include information on all aspects of clinical obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery, as well as education the history of the two College and the development of women’s health.


RFMS newsletter and latest RCOG news

You can keep up to date with the latest College news by viewing the latest online versions of both O&G magazine and O&G News.

You can also read the latest Retired Fellows and Members Society newsletter (PDF 726kb) from April 2017, as well as previous editions from June 2016 (PDF 710kb) and the November 2015 (PDF 455kb).


Lost contact

We’ve lost contact with some of our Fellows and Members and would like your help locating them.

See the list of Fellows and Members with whom we’ve lost contact. (You will need to sign in to view this)


Obituaries of Fellows and Members

In this section of the site you can read obituaries of RCOG Fellows and Members. (You will need to sign in to view this)

We also publish notices of deaths of RCOG Fellows and Members. (You will need to sign in to view this)


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Membership news
Membership magazine, e-newsletter, membership surveys, obituaries and more
Lost contact
We’ve lost contact with some of our Fellows and Members – can you help?