From our early beginnings in London in 1844 we are the oldest established homeopathic training and membership organisation in the UK


On 10th April 1844, the inaugural meeting took place of what was then called the ‘British Homoeopathic Society’ (BHS).  This meeting was held in the residence of Dr Frederick Hervey Foster Quin in Arlington Street, Piccadilly, London, with several notable doctors in attendance, including Dr Constantine Hering, who was on a visit to the United
Kingdom at the time. The date chosen was the birthday of Dr Samuel Hahnemann—the first one that followed his death the previous year on 2nd July 1843. Dr Quin took the position of first President of the organisation, a role in which he continued until his death in 1878.

The BHS continued for 100 years and was renamed as ‘The Faculty of Homeopathy’ in 1944. The organisation was incorporated by an Act of the UK Parliament in 1950. Since its founding, there have been 175 years of homeopathic practice, many well-known personalities, some high points and low points, and many patients whose lives have been turned around as a result of homeopathic treat.

Extract from Homeopathy Journal 2019 Special Editorial FOH Celebrating 175 Years of Excellence in Homeopathic Practice by Dr Gary Smyth to download the complete article please use the link below.

Our history…

There is no other homeopathy training provider or membership organisation quite like the Faculty of Homeopathy. The Faculty of Homeopathy has a rich history:

  • The British Homeopathic Society was founded in 1844
  • The British Homeopathic Journal, now Homeopathy, was first published in 1911
  • In 1944 the British Homeopathic Society became the Faculty of Homeopathy
  • The Faculty of Homeopathy was incorporated by a UK Act of Parliament in 1950
  • Like previous monarchs, the Queen’s physician for homeopathy has always been chosen from the Faculty of Homeopathy’s membership
  • In 2022 the Faculty of Homeopathy will host its 100th International Congress
FOH Celebrating 175 Years of Excellence in Homeopathic Practice
Founded in 1844 • Incorporated by Act of Parliament 1950 • Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
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