History of the McTimoney Trust
John McTimoney’s dream was to develop his training into a formal foundation to preserve the profile of the McTimoney work and ideals for the future. Graham Wilkins and Stan Harding, two of McTimoney’s first students, took over the training – which at that time took place in John McTimoney’s house – and set up a school. After John McTimoney’s death in 1980 Graham and Stan started the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 1982.
The Trust was set up in its present form in 1986. The College evolved and expanded over the years from its beginnings in 1982. In 1997 the college achieved the landmark step of linking the College to the University of Wales, which gave the training a recognised educational status. This allowed the college to push forward for full validation and the right to award a degree.
For many years, the Trust’s role was to manage and develop the College as a centre of learning. This has proven to be very successful. The College is now part of BPP’s School of Health and the college is managed by BPP University on behalf of the college trust. The connection with BPP has allowed the McTimoney College to become an international centre for chiropractic education. The Trust’s main role now is to support the College and promote the public profile of Chiropractic, both for chiropractic care and training.
The Trust has also provided support funding recently for a number of initiatives such as the re-design of the College’s website. Students also become student members of the Royal Society of Medicine and gain access to the wide range of journals available via their online library thanks to the generosity of the McTimoney Trust.