The details are as follows:
Date: Monday 23 May 2016, 5:30pm
Venue: Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 66 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW (Nearest tube: Tower Hill)
Event: British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture
Title: Henry Wellcome, Pharmacist
Speaker: Ross MacFarlane, Research Engagement Officer, Wellcome Library
Overview: Arguably more recognised now for his collecting activities and his philanthropic interests, Henry Wellcome was first and foremost a pharmacist. This talk will aim to look at Wellcome’s life through the lens of his business pharmacy career, yet show that untangling the differing strands of his life can be a complicated process. Drawing upon a range of primary material, Ross will seek to illustrate the development of his career and draw out some little-know details of his business life.
No admission charge, all welcome. Refreshments from 5pm.