UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor Andrew Lees delivers MacDonald Critchley lecture

5 October 2023

We're delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Lees (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) delivered the MacDonald Critchley lecture in front of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Professor Andrew Lees lecture

Professor Lees delivered the lecture ‘Silent Language’ looking at the life & work of MacDonald Critchley on October 3rd 2023.

This is a prestigious lecture with previous speakers including Katherine Whitehorn, Marcel Marceau, Michael Heseltine, Rabbi Lionel Blue, David Pyke and Terry Waite. Amongst the audience were Professor Martin Rossor, a past Master Apothecary

"On the 25th anniversary of his death I had the honour of delivering the MacDonald Critchley lecture at Apothecaries Hall. He took me under his wing encouraging me to study tics when the subject was off limits for a neurologist." Professor Andrew Lees

Macdonald Critchley was a Master Apothecary and in 1979 an unknown benefactor provided funds for a biennial lecture to celebrate the life and work of Macdonald Critchley. The lecturer is appointed by the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Worshipful Association of Apothecaries and the lecture is delivered at Apothecaries Hall, Blackfriars.



Professor Lees with Dr William Parker, Deputy President; Professor Lees with officers of Worshipful Society of Apothecaries including past Master Martin Rossor; Professor Lees with Past Master Martin Rossor and Professor Mary Robertson; Professor Lees with Dr William Parker, Dep President & AVM Aroop Mozumder, Master Apothecary.