Fellowship Day

This year's RCVS Fellowship Day takes place on Friday, 5 October 2018 from 9.30am in the prestigious surroundings of The Royal Institution in London.

Professor Nick Bacon at the Fellowship Day 2016In what promises to be a fascinating and insightful day, hosted by Nick Bacon (pictured right) the Chair of our Fellowship Board, we shall be welcoming the third cohort of Fellows to be awarded under the new RCVS Fellowship initiative as well as providing a forum for Fellows to meet and exchange their views and ideas.

Keynote speakers

This year we will have two keynote speakers: Christine Middlemiss, the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer, and the physicist, broadcaster and writer Jim Al-Khalili who is also Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.

Fellows in Focus

We are also inviting Fellows to participate in a 'Fellows in Focus' session in which any FRCVS can give a 10-minute talk on an interesting topic of their choice, in the world-famous surroundings of the Faraday Lecture Theatre.

If you would like to give a presentation please fill in our online form.


Tickets to the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be ordered from our dedicated Eventbrite page.

All Fellows are encouraged to bring along a veterinary surgeon friend or colleague who might be interested in applying for Fellowship.

Provisional programme

Fellowship Day logo09.30 – Registration and refreshments

10.00 – Introduction and welcome – Nick Bacon, Chair, RCVS Fellowship Board

10.10 – Presentation of new RCVS Fellowships – Amanda Boag, RCVS President

10.45 – Guest speaker – Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer

11.15 – Fellows in Focus

12.30 – Lunch

13.30 – Tbc

14.15 – Keynote speaker – Jim Al-Khalili, Author, Broadcaster and Professor of Public Engagement in Science

15.15 – Closing remarks – Nick Bacon

15.30 – Drinks reception

17.00 – Close


Last year's event

To find out more about what Fellowship Day entails you can watch a video summary of last year's event featuring interviews with speakers - including our keynote speaker Professor Alice Roberts - and both new and existing RCVS Fellows.