Royal Humane Society. Recognising Bravery.

Royal Humane Society

Instituted 1774 and Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1959

Patron:  Her Majesty the Queen

President:  HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO

Registered Charity Number 231469

50/51 Temple Chambers
3/7 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HP
Telephone : 020 7936 2942
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The following publications are available direct from the Society. Please click on the button to the right to download an order form.

Annual Report 2006

Our fully illustrated Annual Report includes:

  • Message from HRH Princess Alexandra
  • Message from the Chairman
  • Aims of the Society
  • Stanhope Gold Medal Winner
  • Police Medal Winner
  • Governors of the Society
  • Donors to the Society
  • Accounts
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The Medals of the Royal Humane Society

By Craig Barclay

Published by the Royal Humane Society, 1998.

Paperback. 33pp. 19 b/w illustrations

Price : 7.50

Craig Barclay, MA, MLitt, MIFA, is Curator of the Oriental Museum at Durham University. He has previously held senior posts at the Hull and East Riding Museum, Kingston-upon-Hull, and the Yorkshire Museum in York.

His published work covers such diverse fields as the monetary system of Ostrogothic Italy and the evolution of the medal in the Soviet Union.

In his spare time, Craig Barclay is Secretary of the Life Saving Awards Research Society

Saved from a Watery Grave

By Diana Coke, the Society's Archivist

Published by the Royal Humane Society, 2000.

Paperback. 138 pp. 21 b/w illustrations.

Price : 10

The story of the Royal Humane Society's Receiving House in Hyde Park, London, where early forms of resuscitation were tried out on people who had been saved from drowning in the Serpentine.

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