Homes of the Association
At first, Council meetings were held in London’s Harley Street at the rooms of Zebulon Mennell, President from 1938 to 1941.
When Archibald Marston was elected Honorary Secretary, the meetings moved to his rooms. Later Ashley Daly, President from 1941 to 1944, used accommodation at the Royal Society of Medicine in Wimpole Street, London.
In 1944 the Association moved to rooms at 45 Lincoln's Inn Fields, rented from the Royal College of Surgeons. A room for Council meetings and another for secretarial support were used.
In 1973 the whole of the Association moved to a small suite of offices in the British Medical Association's complex in Tavistock Square.
As the Association grew we needed our own premises - a ‘home for anaesthesia'. So, the lease of 9 Bedford Square was bought and in 1985 the Association moved in.
In 2002 the Association moved from Bedford Square to 21 Portland Place to allow us to run larger seminars and to provide better facilities for our members.
When the Association moved to 21 Portland Place, a new museum area was designed to tell the history and heritage of anaesthesia.
Find out more about the Heritage Centre.
Find out more about hiring 21 Portland Place.