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A Century of Pharmacy at Sunderland

Until January 2022

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Sunderland has a proud history and is highly regarded.

A hundred years ago, Miss Hope Constance Monica Winch came to Sunderland with the ambition to set up the finest pharmacy department in the North East. She was the sole lecturer and in 1921 the department opened its doors to 28 students.

After many years of success and growth of the course, Miss Winch sadly died in 1944, but her dedication and compassion has been ever present and is still inspiring students today.

In recognition of her life and achievements this exhibition contains artefacts and documents providing an opportunity to discover how early technologies were used to manufacture medicines and reflects on how pharmacy education has developed and changed over the years.