Future BSHM Events

Royal College of Physicians Medicinal plants lectures in association with the Poynter Lecture of the British Society for the History of Medicine 

Monday 11th June 1:30-7:00

Plants in Anaesthesia by Dr David Wilkinson, former consultant anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and historian of anaesthesia

A history of plant products used in general & local anaesthesia, including curare, opium, cocaine – and lettuce!

Unicorn Horn and London Treacle by Tony Cartwright, retired pharmaceutical regulatory consultant

The story of the College’s Pharmacopeia Londinensis on its 400th anniversary

Poynter Lecture of the British Society for the History of Medicine, 6pm

The Doctor as Collector by Dr Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin is Director of Culture and Society at the Wellcome Trust, and previously Head of the Wellcome Library.

The price of £10 allows entry to all the lectures on this day – booking via RCP website opens soon

BSHM Symposium and AGM
Wellcome Collection , London

12th September 2018

BSHM Congress
11th-14th September 2019

Future Events of Affiliated Organisations

Society of Apothecaries: Courses

The Diploma course in the History of Medicine 2017-18  and the 3 day History of Pharmacy Course is now open for registration

for further details click here

The Hunterian Society Scholarship

  • Applications are invited for a scholarship to assist with the fees and examination for the History of Medicine Course of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and will be paid directly to the Society of Apothecaries.
  • Free first year Fellowship of the Society will be offered
  • For fully registered, non-Consultant grade doctors, dentists and medical scientists and medical students.
  • for details go to
  • http://www.hunteriansociety.org.uk/awards.html

Research Bursary – Exploration of the Impact of the First World War on Mental Health in Worcestershire

Worcester Medical Museums

For details click here

Royal Society of Medicine : Library Exhibition

This little pamphlet: An exhibition at the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine to mark the bicentenary of James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy.

6th November 2017 – 27th January 2018

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RSM History of Medicine Society- Lectures

Wednesday 6th December  2017 evening

Presidential address and Georgian spa therapy

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Society of Apothecaries – John Locke Lecture

Thursday 18th January 2018  6pm

Arabian Knots: Tales of Moral Misunderstanding from East and West

Prof David Misselbrook

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RSM History of Medicine Society – Lectures

Wednesday  7th February 2018 evening

Medical collections and their intellectual fascination

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Society of Apothecaries – Osler Lecture

Wed 21st February 2018 6pm

Stevens’ Cure For Consumption – The Strange Story of Umckaloabo

Dr Noel Snell

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Society of Apothecaries – Sydenham lecture

Monday 19th March 2018 6pm

The End of the Asylum: How Italy Closed Down its Psychiatric Hospitals

Prof John Foot

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Society of Apothecaries – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Lecture

Tuesday 17th April 2018 6pm

The “Petticoat Peril”: Exploring Women in Pharmacy History

Briony Hudson

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