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British Society for the History of Pharmacy

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:
Due to Covid-19 we are unlikely to be able to hold our in-person 2021 conference. We are planning some form of virtual conference which will be announced on these pages in late 2020 or early 2021.

Monday 11 January 2021
What is the future for pharmacy history? Online panel discussion
Monday 22 February 2021
Unlocking the Medieval Medicine Cabinet - Online talk
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 March 2021
Virtual Annual Conference