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Internal News - 12 January 2007

Lecture series marks 100 years of pharmacy in Bath

A series of lectures will be held at the University throughout 2007 to mark 100 years of pharmacy education in Bath.

The Centenary Lectures, organised by the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, will highlight the latest research in the field, as well as the contribution of Bath to the science and practice of pharmacy and pharmacology.

“We are particularly delighted that 30 prestigious names from the science and practice of pharmacy have accepted our invitation to present the Centenary lectures,” said Dr Rob Price who has helped organise the lectures.

“Already, many friends and supporters of the department have signalled their intention to join us on these unique occasions.

“We hope that people from across the University and beyond will be able to attend these seminars.”

The seminars will be run fortnightly on Wednesdays at 4.15pm in 3WN2.1 or 8W3.22. The full program is available on the Centenary Lectures website (see related links).

The opening lecture will be on Wednesday 17 January 2007 (at 4:15pm in 8W 3.22) and will be given by Professor David Nutt, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol, who will outline pharmacological approaches to anxiety.

The Bath College of Pharmacy was based at 6 Cleveland Place East, just along from Cleveland Bridge, and its opening in 1907 marked the start of pharmacy research and education in the city. Visitors to the site can still see the engraved signage for the College, and its dispensary, today.

The College stayed there for 22 years until it moved to Bristol, becoming part of the Merchant Venturers’ College and later the College of Advanced Technology which, in 1966, moved to Claverton Down and became part of the University of Bath.

To celebrate its success and to mark the anniversary of the founding of the College, researchers in the University's Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology are planning a series of events from 4-7 July 2007, culminating in an invitation to all alumni to participate in a gala dinner.