Royal Society of Medicine demonstration: 28 April 2008

All enquiries concerning the demo should be addressed to the Organiser, Gus Ryan Email:

RSM demo: Update Two from Organiser, Gus Ryan

Issued: 8 April 08

I have been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the protest. I have received emails from the USA, Denmark and Australia and the YouTube video advertising the event: has had hits from countries as distant and diverse as Argentina, Israel, Morocco and Japan.

Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest.

May I take this opportunity to announce an initiative for the day?

It’s very simple.

If you are a carer, could you please bring a photograph of the PWME you are caring for. The event will be recorded on video and I would like to hear your stories for broadcast on YouTube.

Nothing more complicated than that!

Banners will be displayed, information sheets will be handed out and there will be an open letter
which I hope will be presented to the RSM.

It will also be a chance to meet others.

See you there!




The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE|W1G%200AE

There are two entrances/exits to the building:
Wimpole Street (general public)
Henrietta Street (members)

It is intended that a protest will occur outside both doors simultaneously.

Each gathering will have a steward.

The RSM building is just behind/north of House of Fraser in Oxford Street.



Protest is 1 pm to 6 pm on Monday 28th April 2008

Conference is from 9:50 am to 5 pm


How do I get there?

Bond Street tube station is five minutes walk from
the RSM. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair
access at Bond Street.

The station is on the Jubilee and Central lines

3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159, 176, 189, 390, 453, C2
are all within a 15 minute walk (approximately)

London bus map:

Parking in Harley Street and Cavendish Square
NCP in Welbeck Street

The RSM is within London’s Congestion Charge zone which operates between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. The charge starts at £8.

Blue badge holders are exempt.

Assisted transport:


Are there any amenities and facilities nearby?

Cavendish Square has a garden for relaxation and the nearest public toilet is in James Street.

Department stores House of Fraser and John Lewis both have toilets with disabled facilities.

Both stores also have places to eat:
HoF: Cafe Zest and Cafe Nero
JL: The Place to Eat, The Brasserie, The Bistro
and The Coffee Shop

JL also has its foodhall, courtesy of Waitrose.


For greater detail, please visit the sites.

Enquiries about the protest to:


RSM demo: Update One from Organiser, Gus Ryan

Issued: 8 March 08

Video by GBCOne

London based event organiser, Gus Ryan writes:

After notifying the Met Police, we have been given the go ahead for a demonstration outside the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 28th April 2008. This will coincide with a meeting about “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”. The meeting will be heavily attended by prominent people in the field of mental health.

The demonstration will be static and will take place at the two entrances to the RSM, Wimpole Street and Henrietta Street between 1pm and 6pm.  How to find the RSM    Multimap

A presentation, yet to be decided on, may take place at some point during the day and banners/placards will be allowed. Flyers/handouts will also be allowed.

I have promised my liaison officer at the Met that we will be on our best behaviour and I trust that the day will pass peacefully.

As organiser, I am in the process of appointing two stewards – one for each entrance – and will be overseeing the events for the day.


Watch this site for updates and further information.

Please direct all enquiries about this event to organiser Gus Ryan

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