The History of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

LDRPS: LSA7, 19th Century. This gold and white specie jar would have been used for decoration, rather than to store materials. The Jar is decorated with the coat of arms of the Pharmaceutical Society


Founded as the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 180 years ago in 1841, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society supports the pharmacy profession not just in Great Britain but around the world. 

But where did the Society come from? 

Who founded it? 

And how has it changed and grown into the RPS of today?

Further Reading

Making Medicines by Stuart Anderson

Royal Pharmaceutical Society GB 1941-1991 by S.W.F Holloway


Thank you to Stuart Anderson, Briony Hudson, Selina Hurley and the British Society for the History of Pharmacy for supporting this exhibition.