Burnby Memorial Bursary 2017

1. The British Society for the History of Pharmacy offers a Bursary of £500 annually to a student at, or associated with, a School of Pharmacy or other higher educational establishment.

2. The winner of the Bursary undertakes to give a 20 minute presentation at the Annual Spring Conference of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy. This must be based on a piece of original work on a topic on the History of British Pharmacy. The Conference in 2017 will be held on 1st and 2nd April in London.

3. A portion of the Bursary, £250, is used as a contribution towards the conference fee, and is paid directly to the Conference organiser. The remainder can be used as chosen by the Bursary winner, and will be paid to the successful applicant before the conference.

4. An intending applicant for the Bursary should apply to the Secretary of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy for an application form which asks for details of the applicant, together with a brief description of the topic on which the presentation is to be made.

5. An application form must be returned by 30th November 2016 to the Honorary Secretary.

6. The successful applicant will be informed by 31st December 2016.

Hon Secretary BSHP
Mr Peter Homan
3 The Ridings
Epsom Surrey KT18 5JQ Phone no: 01372 723001
E-mail: honsec@bshp.org

Biographical Note: Dr Juanita Burnby qualified as a pharmacist from Leicester University and worked in hospital and community pharmacy. She obtained a PhD for a classic study in the history of pharmacy with a thesis on the English Apothecary 1660-1760. She was a founder member of the BSHP, becoming President in 1976 and 1977. She was editor of the Pharmaceutical Historian between 1991 and 2000, and in 1995 she was presented with the Leslie Matthews Medal for her work on research into the History of Pharmacy. She was an elected member of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy.

Please click here to download the Application Form


Past recipients:

Susan Osbaldstone, Strathclyde University
‘Pharmacists’ entry into the National Health Service’

Sarah Trenfield, Cardiff University
'Chlorpromazine and how it revolutionised the world of psychiatric drugs.

Elizabeth Nally, Imperial College
'Itching for a solution; making topical steroids a standard treatment for eczema'

Laura Ghiggino, University of East Anglia
Chemicals, Herbs and Liquors: Medicines in 1914

Anastasia Schulze, Warwick University
‘Under official and expert discussion’: An examination of the social status of expert scientists in Britain through a study of media portrayals of the benzodiazepines crisis, 1960-1990.