Future BSHM Events

In Sickness and in Health : Exploring History of Medicine Collections.
Wednesday 12th September 2018, 1.30pm– 5 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

 A workshop/symposium to explore the potential of a diverse range of archives and museum collections as tools for enquiry and study in the history of medicine.

This will be a unique event organised jointly by:
    The British Society for the History of Medicine
    London Museums of Health and Medicine 
    The Health Archives and Records Group

We aim to attract medical historians, archivists, museum curators and others interested in the history of medicine.

The workshop will include:

  • Mini-presentations on a range of museum and archival collections with speakers from the Royal College of Physicians, Kew Gardens, Lothian Health archives, the Science Museum and the Royal College of GPs; covering topics ranging from oral history collections, genetic history archives, women in medicine, plant material collections and a unique general practice archive.

  • A networking refreshment break with some online demonstrations of digitised collections.

  • A panel/audience discussion of topics related to the use of history of medicine collections for historical study.

The symposium/workshop is now fully booked . For details click here

BSHM Annual General Meeting 

The next AGM will take place on 12th September 2018 at 12.15
in the Franks Room, The Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

All BSHM Members welcome

BSHM Congress
Bristol, The M Shed
11th-14th September 2019

The Congress themes are:

History of Medicine at Sea
History of Medicine in the West of England
History of Health Care Education
History of Mental Illness and Mental Disability
Other topics

Call for abstracts January 2019

Future Events of Affiliated Organisation

  Worshipful Society of Apothecaries – Diploma Courses.

The Society of Apothecaries is now accepting applications for the History of Medicine and the Philosophy of Medicine courses both leading to the Diploma examinations. The courses run on a Saturday in Apothecaries Hall with visits to the Old Operating Theatre, Wellcome Library, Gordon Museum and more. The courses begin on Saturday, 8 September 2018 and run for 13 Saturdays in the year, some months have two Saturdays.

We offer a student discount on our courses from £800 to £600, examination bursaries are limited and offer a discount on the full fee. Other prizes are available through the John Blair Trust, Hunterian Society and Norah Schuster, please click here

The course is one year and you would need 70% attendance to sit the exam. If you would like further information on the course and programme please email Maria Ferran

  Home  Research award

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has set up an annual award for history of medicine research, specifically focused on the history of Scottish medicine.

Full details are here

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‘Healing Garden’   an exploration of the medicinal uses (and the medical myths) attributed to some of our most well-known garden plants throughout the centuries

RHS Lindley Library , Vincent Square , London SW1P 2PE
10th September – 14th December 2018

Details at www.rhs.org.uk/libraryevents

   Society of Apothecaries – Lecture

Leonardo Da Vinci – a 15th Century Anatomist whose concepts and ideas anticipated 21st Century
by Prof Peter Abrahams

13th September 2018

For details click here

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NHS  70th Anniversary

Wednesday 3rd October

For details click here

   Society of Apothecaries – Lecture

Medical Professionalism , Public Institutions and the Alder Hey Children’s Organ Scandal.
by  Dr Tina Matthews

Tuesday 9th October 2018

For details click here

   British Society for the History of Pharmacy – Lecture

Monday 15th October 2018

at the UCL School of Pharmacy, London 

James Parkinson and Parkinson’s Disease
by Cherry Lewis

For details click here

    Society of Apothecaries – Lecture

How Society Physician John Elliotson held Victorian Britain Spellbound
by Wendy Moore

Wednesday 24th October 2018

For details Click here.

      Society of Apothecaries and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy – Symposium

Drugs , Trade and Empire 1650-1950

Friday 9th November 2018 (whole day)

For details Click here

 Society of Apothecaries – Lecture

Apothecaries, Advertisements and Antidotes in the Sun King’s Paris
Dr Emma Spary, University of Cambridge

Thursday 22nd November

For details click here

If you would like to put details of a future history of medicine event here, please email  webmaster@bshm.org.uk.  Please note we normally link to the event website.