The Quincentenary Hall

Quincentenary Hall Reception

Wolfson Hall

Wolfson Hall - Dinner


Fellows Library



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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505 by Royal Charter granted by King James IV. From the discoveries of Simpson and Lister to modern-day pioneers of medicine and dentistry who are developing simulation, VR, and robotics, the College has been a seat of learning and advancement for over 515 years.

It is the oldest Surgical College in the world with just under 32,000 members in 100 countries, almost half of whom are overseas, touching every stage of the career path from medical student to consultant. It is a family of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and members of the Surgical and Dental teams who put Patient Safety at the heart of everything they do. The high-quality education and examinations ensure that standards are upheld across all specialities and in all countries.

With an interest in professional standards, the College’s primary role – and the main concern of the Fellows and Members – is to ensure the safety of our patients and provide them with the best possible care. We do this by championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice; through our provision of courses and educational programmes, training, examinations, and Continuous Professional Development; our liaison with external medical bodies; and by influencing healthcare policy across the UK.

The College headquarters are in Edinburgh at Surgeons Hall, the world-famous Category-A listed building designed by William Henry Playfair in 1832. The main Campus hosts a dedicated skills laboratory, the Surgeons' Hall Museums, College Library, function and meeting facilities, a 129-bedroom hotel, Ten Hill Place, and office space for over 210 staff. 

The College has 6 Faculties; The Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Faculty of Dental Trainers, The Faculty of Perioperative Care, The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care and The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare. 

All the facilities we are using are accessible, the Wolfson Hall is located on the first-floor level with access by stairs or lifts.

Congress Venue

Surgeons Quarter is centrally situated at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, approximately 10 minutes walk from Princes Street or Edinburgh Castle.

Founded 1844 • Incorporated by Act of Parliament 1950 • Granted Royal Patronage 2019
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