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Wonder Women in pharmacy

We are sad to announce that this event has had to be cancelled. Please contact us on fundraising@pharmacistsupport.org if you would like to attend this tour on a future date.

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8th March. To mark the occasion this year Pharmacist Support is joining organisations from across Manchester for Wonder Women – a city wide celebration of women’s achievements through art, sport, history, culture and much more. Inspired by the suffragette movement that began in Manchester, as well as the city’s broader political history, the charity hopes to use this initiative to profile the contributions of women in pharmacy.

In partnership with The National Association of Women Pharmacists and Manchester University Pharmacy Society  we are holding a special Wonder Women in pharmacy tour at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. The tour will take visitors back in time to Lark Hill Place – an atmospheric re-creation of a typical northern street during Victorian times. There our tour time travellers will explore the lives of their Victorian ancestors and hear about the inspirational work of our female pharmacy colleagues.

Information from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum tells us: “Women have always been involved in the production and administration of medicines.  However, in the history of the Pharmaceutical Society, the status of female pharmacists was not explicit from the start. Women took the Society’s exams alongside their male counterparts, however, women were not permitted to become members.  They could work as pharmacists, but had no rights in the Society and therefore no role to play in the regulation of the profession.”

It wasn’t until 1879 that women could become members and the number of female pharmacists in the profession has grown steadily ever since. Since 2001, there have been more women than men on the Register and their role in the profession has been firmly established. Further details on the history of this journey can be found in the RPS Museum’s “Women and pharmacy” information sheet or on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society website.

The tour will be held on Sunday 8th March at 1.15pm and will last approximately 20-30 minutes.

Adults £10, children £5, family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) £25

For further information and to join us for our Wonder Women in pharmacy celebration – including tour, tea and cakes click here.

Spaces are limited, so to avoid disappointment book your tickets early!

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