The Bristol Medico Historical Society

The lectures presented at the society meetings are now being published in the West of England Medical Journal. See the latest edition! 


​16 October 2017 Create Centre

Janet Sellick: Agatha Christie's use of poisons

11 December 2017 Create Centre

Prof Peter Dunn: Francis Bacon: polymath, poet and playwright. 


Please note other meetings

Members of The Bristol Med Hist Society are automatically members of the British Society for the History of Medicine -  see  for details of meetings and their next National Congress in Edinburgh on 13th - 16th September 2017.  The 2019 Congress is due to be in Bristol!


The Royal College of Psychiatrists' History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group will meet at Glenside UWE campus and Glenside Hospital museum on 26th October for a day of talks - see

email if seeking non-medical concessionary prices. 

Past Talks since 2003

13 July 2015
A list of the talks given since December 2003

Welcome to the

Bristol Medico Historical Society.

This organisation, set up in 1986 by Prof John Clamp and Mr Michael Wilson, is dedicated to the research and discussion of all aspects of medical history. The society has a particular interest with history related to Bristol and the West of England.

It is holding its meetings at the Create Centre for a trial period. 


Hon Secretary: Dr Peter Carpenter

Please contact through Med Chi Admin