Privileges of membership

  • The BSHM disseminates information about forthcoming medical history events to members.

  • The BSHM website provides publicity for affiliated organisations.

  • The Congress and the Poynter event take place in alternate years. They are held at venues throughout the UK.

  • Members receive a discount on the BSHM Congress fee.

  • Members may contribute to our History of Medicine Blog.

  • All affiliated societies are represented on the Officers and Representatives Committee (ORC) of the BSHM. This committee and its elected officers run the affairs of the society including the organisation of the biennial congress.

  • Through its international representation, the BSHM influences affairs of the International Society for the History of Medicine (ISHM). Members  receive information on ISHM meetings. 

Membership Application Forms

If you are already a member of an affiliated organisation, you can register for BSHM membership here at no additional charge

To apply for BSHM Individual membership click here

To download an application form for BSHM Museum and Affiliate Society membership click here