The British Society for the History of Pharmacy is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
To mark this milestone, we are holding a special conference in London on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April, open to all. The Saturday programme, hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, features talks on the Society of the Apothecaries (celebrating its 400th anniversary), the UCL School of Pharmacy (celebrating its 175th anniversary), the National Pharmacy Association (approaching its centenary) and BSHP itself, with an afternoon of talks and tours featuring the RPS’s fantastic museum and library. Attendance for these sessions is FREE for students and BSHP members, £50 for non-members. We will then toast BSHP’s birthday at a celebration dinner in the evening at the conference hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Marble Arch.
On Sunday, following our AGM, we have our Burnby Memorial Bursary Lecture by Katey Logan, ‘Hearing the voices of Boots pharmacists: an investigation of identity 1930-2000’ followed by Dr Axel Helmstadter speaking on ‘From Kew to the world: Botanical explorers’ ethnopharmacological heritage.’
A full programme and application form is available here.
Please note the deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.