About the McTimoney Trust

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 a College in his name 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 a validation agreement with the University of Wales, which allowed the college to push forward for a degree programme in chiropractic and ultimately a master’s programme.

For many years, the Trust’s role was to manage and develop the College as a centre of learning.  The College is now part of BPP University’s School of Health and the College is managed and operated by BPP University on behalf of the 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.