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Our series of talks are hosted jointly with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.

No admission charge, all welcome. For more information e-mail the Museum team or call 020 7572 2210.


Henry Wellcome, Pharmacist by Ross MacFarlane

Monday 23 May 2016, 5:30pm (Refreshments from 5pm)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 66 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW  (Nearest tube: Tower Hill)

The Talk

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 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.


The Speaker

Ross MacFarlane, Research Engagement Officer, Wellcome Library