Founded in 1998, the Royal Free Association now has over 4,000 members. It was started by members of the Royal Free Hospital Medical School and the school’s Old Students' Association when the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine was established. It aims to provide a forum for past students to participate in and support social, educational and charitable activities, preserve the history and promote good relations between the school and hospital.
Annual general meeting and clinical day
At the 2015 AGM, it was agreed that the day of the next Clinical Day/AGM should be reinstated to a Thursday. Therefore, the date for next year's meeting will be Thursday 17 November 2016. There will be an informal dinner.
To contact the Royal Free Association please email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 7830 2579.
Royal Free Association newsletters
Each year we produce a newletter to keep our members up-to-date with what is happening at the association. You can find past copies of our newsletter below.
- Royal Free Association newsletter 2015
- Royal Free Association newsletter 2014
- Royal Free Association newsletter 2013
- Royal Free Association newsletter 2012
- Royal Free Association newsletter 2011
Royal Free Association student distress fund
Members of the Royal Free Association support a student distress fund, which provides help to students who have difficulty paying for their studies. Each year, up to six bursaries of £500 can be awarded. To apply to the fund please download our student distress fund form, and send completed forms to Alison Crook, medical school administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Free Association student elective support
In addition to the student distress fund, the Royal Free Association also supports five student electives each year, with two bursaries of £1,000 each and three of £500 each. These are allocated by the elective bursary committee and application forms can be requested from Molly Lavender-Rose, medical school administration, at email@example.com.
Free comment newsletters
Dr Robert Wilkins, who attended the Royal Free from 1961-1966, has shared copies of the Royal Free Hospital school of medicine students' newspaper from 1963 with us. Volume 1, number 1, price 1d, was published on 17 October 1963. There are also some photos from the time in our gallery.
If you would like to find out more, or contact Robert, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a look at the links below.
- Free comment volume 1a
- Free comment volume 1b
- Free comment volume 2a
- Free comment volume 2b
- Free comment volume 2c
- Free comment volume 3a
- Free comment volume 3b
- Free comment volume 3c
- Free comment volume 4a
- Free comment volume 4b
- Free comment volume 4c
- Free comment volume 5
Some of our graduates produce newsletters for their own years, and below you will find some that have been shared with us: