Dr Hugh Thomas, Community and Population Health Lead at St George’s, University of London gave on May 12, 2014 a guest lecture to the Medical School community titled ‘Medical Education at St George’s from 1733 to the present’.  Dr Thomas talked about the origins of the medical school and its hospital and the lessons from the work of famous alumni including John Hunter, Edward Jenner, Henry Gray, Henry Bence-Jones and Edward Wilson.  He covered the Victorian medical students as well as the struggle to admit female students (the first ones allowed in between 1915-1919) and concluded with the more recent developments in teaching and assessing medical students and the importance of evidence based medicine( EBM) applied with a good bedside manner.