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British Society for the History of Pharmacy
BSHP

Welcome to the BSHP website.

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy was formed in 1967 having originated from a committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

It seeks to act as a focus for the development of all areas of the history of pharmacy, from the works of the ancient apothecary to today's ever-changing role of the community, hospital, academic, wholesale or industrial pharmacist.

Upcoming Events:
Monday 27 February 2023
Online talk: Perfumery and pharmacy: the Greek and Roman history of a match made in heaven
Monday 6 March 2023
Online talk: The herbal materia medica in Greek texts - a botanical and pharmacognostic perspective
Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April 2023
Annual Conference, Oxford
Monday 24 April 2023
Online talk: Shifting from medicine to botany: the hidden history of 16th century herbaria