Society centenary is subject of annual BSHR lecture

Published: 04 November 2019 Ezine

You can now book your place at the annual British Society for the History of Radiology (BSHR) lecture, which will take place on 10 February at 7pm.

The Society of Radiographers: A Century of History 1920-2020 will review and present the important landmarks during the past 100 years.

Delivered by Professors Audrey Paterson and Richard Price, who are currently writing the Society's anniversary history, the lecture will review the key landmarks during the past 100 years.

The Society of Radiographers was established to give ‘a definite professional status to those certified non-medical assistants who work in X-ray and Electro-therapeutic departments.’

During the first 50 years landmarks were reached including the publication of the journal Radiography, the establishment of the Fellowship, and the recognition of therapeutic and diagnostic radiography as two distinct disciplines.

Developments continued apace in the Society’s second half-century with the establishment of the College of Radiographers and the moves to achieve degree level education as well as becoming a Certified Trade Union and affiliation to the TUC in 1991.

Admission to the lecture at the Governors' Hall, St Thomas' Hospital, London is free but tickets are required for entry.

You can book your place at the lecture by contacting Dr Arpan K Banerjee by 4 February.

There will be a retiring collection taken with a suggested donation of £5.