Calendar of events
Our series of talks are hosted jointly with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.
The talks are free to attend. To reserve a place and for more information e-mail the Museum team or call 020 7572 2210.
Monday 7 October 2013
A history of "the Square": 170 years of pharmacy education in London.
The newly-formed Pharmaceutical Society held a core ambition to develop educational standards. In 1842, a year after its establishment, they set up a school of pharmacy in their headquarters at 17 Bloomsbury Square. 170 years later, that School is now the UCL School of Pharmacy.
Drawing on her research for the book "The School of Pharmacy, University of London: medicines, science and society, 1842-2012" (Elsevier, August 2013) , Briony Hudson will tell the story of this pioneering institution using previously-unpublished images and archival material.
Alongside the key milestones and the development of the School's buildings, she will explore its history through the eyes of its staff and students.
Speaker: Briony Hudson
Briony Hudson is a museum curator and pharmacy historian.
As Keeper of the Museum Collections at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society from 2002 to 2011, she has written and lectured on subjects ranging from proprietary medicines to pharmaceutical delftware, and from women pharmacists to pharmacy references in Beatrix Potter's books.
She is a past Chair of the London Museums of Health and Medicines network, Honorary Lecturer at the Welsh School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and current President of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.
5.30pm illustrated lecture
Venue : Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN