Honorary Members

We award Honorary Membership to persons of distinction in science who have contributed to the advancement of physiology.

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This list of Honorary Members of The Physiological Society and their dates of election has been collated from several sources. These include minutes of The Society’s Committee (latterly, Council) and editions of The Society’s directory, the ‘Grey Book’. Recent records are held in The Society’s offices in Hodgkin Huxley House. Editions of the Grey Book more than five years old, and Committee minutes more than twenty years old, are available in The Society’s archive.

The archive documents The Society’s activities from its foundation in 1876. It is held in the Wellcome Library in London and available to all. The collection contains minute books from 1876 and proposal books for candidates from 1888. It also includes administrative papers, proceedings of scientific meetings and files of individual officers, as well as annual reports, finance records and information on our membership, policy and education activities. The archive contains The Society’s photographic collection started by HE Lewis in his role as official photographer for The Society and developed by Martin Rosenberg. The collection contains many photographs taken by Members and others.

This material is held in the Wellcome Library in London and is available to all researchers (with the exception of some material which requires The Society’s permission before access). A full catalogue of the collection can be found on the Wellcome Library’s website. To access the collection you are required to become a member of the Wellcome Library and complete an additional undertaking form. Archive items are held in closed stacks and need to be ordered.

For further enquiries, please contact the Wellcome Library by email. The archive can be accessed using this link. The Society’s Honorary Archivist is Professor Tilli Tansey OBE (Queen Mary, University of London).

Honorary Members by surname

Honorary Members A-C

Honorary Members D-G

Honorary Members H-L

Honorary Members M-R

Honorary Members S-Z

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