Please enter both an email address and a password.

Account login

Need to reset your password?  Enter the email address which you used to register on this site (or your membership/contact number) and we'll email you a link to reset it. You must complete the process within 2hrs of receiving the link.

We've sent you an email

An email has been sent to Simply follow the link provided in the email to reset your password. If you can't find the email please check your junk or spam folder and add to your address book.


Applications open: 23 July 2024
Applications close: 12 September 2024

Election of lecturers

The Council invites applications for election to the offices of:

  • Arris and Gale lecturer – on a subject relating to human anatomy and physiology
  • Arnott lecturer – on a subject relating to anatomy
  • Hunterian lecturer

Since 1810, some of the most famous names in British surgery have given a Hunterian Lecture, including Abernethy, Brodie, Treves, Spencer Wells, Bland Sutton, Trotter and Moynihan. The lecture should include a reasonable proportion of original, previously unpublished work. By tradition, the Hunterian Lectures have a strong flavour of clinical investigation supported by good science and evidence. The College would like to encourage applications from more established surgeons to submit work representing a lifetime of practice and younger surgeons with translational and directly clinically relevant research. Where the work is of a more basic science nature and laboratory-based, an application for an Arris and Gale Lectureship would be more appropriate.


To be eligible for these awards, applicants must be a fellow or a member of the College or Faculty of Dental Surgery.

Lectures will normally be delivered in the UK. Exceptionally, they may be delivered outside the UK, subject to the approval of the Research Fellowships and Lectureship Group, provided a member of the Council of this College is present for the lecture.

Appointments are made on the condition that those elected will give the College first refusal to publish their lecture in the Annals. Copyright for publications will be retained by the College.


Applications consist of an application form via the application portal.

Apply here for the lectureship.

Find out more about joining the Royal College of Surgeons of England

For all other queries:

Share this page: