16 June 2022

21 June 2022 marks 60 years to the day since the College was founded.

College President marks the College's 60th Anniversary 

2022 is the College’s Diamond Jubilee year. The College was founded on 21 June 1962 to develop and support the evolving specialties of pathology and we have organised a series of events to celebrate our anniversary around the UK. ​ ​


Professor Mike Osborn, President, The Royal College of Pathologists:

'Our Diamond Jubilee is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our members and everything they do for patients around the world, preventing, diagnosing and treating illness.'


RCPath Foundation lecture 

We have organised a series of events to celebrate our anniversary around the UK, from a walk along the beautiful Welsh coast to a UK lecture series, schools activities and pathologists in profile podcasts.

The national rail and tube strikes this week have seriously affected the activities we were going to hold at the College and we have moved our Foundation Lecture online rather than holding it as an in-person event.

Our Foundation Lecture will be delivered by College Fellow, and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of England, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam. He will talk about ‘Lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic and his contribution to the UK Vaccines Taskforce and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’, touching on what it was like to be in the eye of a media maelstrom. The lecture will be given on Tuesday 21 June 2022, from 6pm to 7pm. Please use this link to register.

Celebrate the College's 60th anniversary on social media

We hope many of you will join in with our anniversary celebrations on Tuesday 21 June on social media. Using our anniversary hashtag #RCPath60, post photos of your working day, or whatever you happen to be doing on the day to promote pathology and the amazing contribution your specialty makes to preventing, diagnosing and treating disease. I look forward to you seeing your posts.