West Sussex History of Medicine Society

The next series of lectures starts again in

October 2022


All meetings Saturdays 1000-1200hrs. £5 per session including coffee.  Students free.  
Certificates of attendance for Continuing Professional Development will be provided

Programme 2021 completed

The Doctor Brian Owen-Smith Memorial Lecture

Saturday 9th October​ 2021

Introduced by WSHOMS Programme Dr Adam Stone

1. .”Victorian Vaccination: Universal Care and Unwanted Interference”

Mr Graham Kyle MSc LLM FRCSEd FRCOphth DHMSA

2.  “Daniel Turner, The Father of British Dermatology”

Dr Richard Staughton LVO MA FRCP

Saturday 23rd October 2021

1.Shakespear and Medicine”

Prof Duncan Salkeld MA PhD

2. “The Buckston Browne Research Farm Legacy”

​​Mrs Elizabeth Beckman BSc(Eng) FBIR​​

Saturday 6th November 2021

1.“The Broadmoor Doctors.”      ​​​Paul Devonshire BA(Hons) AFBPS

2.  “The History of Spinal Cord Injury Management”

Mr John Reynard DM MA LLM FRCS(urol), Lt-Col RAMC

Saturday 13th  November 2021

1. “Diabetes: an ancient disease; a modern epidemic”​

Professor Ken Shaw MA MD FRCP

2.  “Jesuit’s Bark, A reliable medicine of old with surprising current controversy”​ ”​

Mrs Afifah Hamilton MNIMH


Saturday 4th December    2021

1.”Louis Pasteur and the Rabies Virus”

Dr Tim Mason BSc MSc PhD

2.  “Anna Wessels Williams: Forgotten Pioneer of Microbiology”

   Patrick Pead  MSc FIBMS MIBiol FHA

For further details contact Prof John Richardson 01243-780786, or,

or 1 Franklin Place, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1BL 


Dr Barbara Ely sadly died last year. Follow the link below to view her Remembrance page .