About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 Jun 2019 from 5:15pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

The British Society for the History of Medicine (BSHM) was established in 1965 to represent the UK in the International Society for the History of Medicine, with co-operation from:

  • The History of Medicine Society at The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy (The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries)
  • The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine
  • Osler Club of London

After more than 50 years of successful co-operation, their presidents are now invited to a presidential summit.

Speakers will cover 'The language of medical history' and 'Flight, fright and fever - Medical provision at Croydon Airport in the 1930s: A golden age of aviation', amongst other topics. You can view our full programme for a list of speakers and topics below.


View the programme

Registration and drinks reception
Annual general meeting

Section members only

Introduction by the Section President

Dr Anjna Harrar, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction by the President of British Society for the History of Medicine

Dr Chris Derrett, President, British Society for the History of Medicine


The language of medical history

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, Consultant Neurologist and History Courses Director, Society of Apothecaries


Flight, fright and fever: Medical provision at Croydon, Britain's first main international airport

Dr Anjna Harrar


Close of meeting

For those who have pre-booked


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom