Archive

The London offices of the BGS is home to an archive and library devoted both to the history of the Society, and to the history of geriatric medicine in general. Archival documents include biographies of key figures in the Society’s history and development. 

You can see a sample of our archive below.

We welcome visitors to our archive, which contains a library of specialist publications in both book and magazine format.

Biographies

Below are listed prominent geriatricians from Marjory Warren to the present day, many of them past presidents of the British Geriatrics Society, with links to their biography pages.

A - C

George Adams (1916 - 2012, BGS President 1973 - 1975)

John Norman Agate (1919 - 1998)

Lord Amulree (1900 - 1983, BGS President 1948 - 1973)

Sir William Ferguson Anderson (1914 - 2001, BGS President 1975 - 1978)

James Andrews (1924 - 2014)

Arup Banerjee (BGS President 1996 - 1998)

Francis Irvine Caird (1928 - 2011)

Peter Crome (BGS President 2006 - 2008)

D - K

Howard Eaton Freeman Davies (1924 - 2012)

Mike Denham (BGS President 1992 - 1994)

Arthur Norman Exton-Smith (1920 - 1990, BGS President 1978 - 1981)

John Grimley-Evans (1936 - 2018)

Marion Hildick-Smith (BGS President 1988 - 1990)

Trevor Howell (1909 - 1988)

Professor Bernard Isaacs (1924 - 1995)

"Bobby" Irvine (1920 - 2002, BGS President 1981 - 1984)

L - S

Noah Morris (1893 - 1947)

Graham Mulley (BGS President 2008 - 2010)

Doreen Norton (1922 - 2007)

Joseph Sheldon (1893 - 1972)

Christopher Silver (1920 - 2012)

Robert Stout (BGS President 2002 - 2004)

T - Z

Marjory Warren (1897 - 1960)

John Wedgwood (1919 - 2007)

Brian Williams (BGS President 1998 - 2000)

Award winners and lectures

Over the years, the British Geriatrics Society has honoured those whose work and achievements have contributed to the improved care of older people.