Calendar of events
Our series of talks are hosted jointly with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.
The talks are free to attend. To reserve a place and for more information e-mail the Museum team or call 020 7572 2210.
Monday 11 February 2013
The Age of Empire: Pharmacy in British India 1811 to 1947
British pharmacy both shaped and was shaped by the Empire. In India, the first English pharmacy opened in Calcutta in 1811. The Indian Mutiny in 1857, signalling the start of the Raj, triggered a pharmaceutical gold rush, with considerable numbers of British pharmacists heading to India.
This talk will tell their stories, explain why they went, what they did when they got there, and describe what happened on independence in 1947.
Speaker: Dr Stuart Anderson
Dr Stuart Anderson is Associate Dean of Studies, and reader in the social history of pharmacy, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is the editor of Making Medicines: A brief history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, is a past president of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, and is currently president of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy.
5.30pm illustrated lecture
Venue : Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN