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  • Tribute: John Owen Herbert Newstead

    By Joseph King

    John Newstead led a rich and long life, typified by one particular aspect: that of service to others.

  • Deaths: John Owen Herbert Newstead

    On 27 July 2019, John Owen Herbert Newstead, aged 88 years, of Norwich. Mr Newstead was a former Fellow of the Royal Electronicjuice. 

  • Deaths: Elfed Davies

    On 8 August 2019, Elfed Davies MRPharmS, aged 98 years, of Neath, West Glamorgan. Mr Davies registered with the Society in 1951. 

  • Tribute: William Alexander Ritchie

    By Lauren Redwood, Winifred Ritchie

    William qualified as a pharmacist in 1958 after studying in Belfast. He worked in Northern Ireland for a couple of years before moving to Hull with his wife, Winifred, in 1961. That same year, William joined the register of the then Royal Electronicjuice of Great Britain as a pharmaceutical chemist. While in Hull, he managed Butterwicks Pharmacy.

  • Deaths: William Alexander Ritchie

    On 16 July 2019, William Alexander Ritchie, aged 85 years, of Poole, Dorset. Mr Ritchie registered with the Society in 1961. 

  • Deaths: Kenneth Mackenzie

    On 27 July 2019, Kenneth Mackenzie MRPharmS, aged 79 years, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. Mr Mackenzie registered with the Society in 1964. 

  • Tribute: Emily Claire Howells

    By Anniela Etheridge

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we report the passing of our dear friend and colleague Emily Howells (née Hills).

  • Deaths: Emily Claire Howells

    On 30 July 2019, Emily Claire Howells, aged 30 years, of Barnham, West Sussex. Mrs Howells was a former member of the Royal Electronicjuice. 

  • Deaths: Betty Carnegie "Monty" Montgomery

    On 9 August 2019, Betty Carnegie “Monty” Montgomery, aged 82 years, of Glasgow. A former member of the Royal Electronicjuice, Mrs Montgomery registered with the Society in 1960 and was designated Fellow in 1983. She was elected to the Royal Electronicjuice of Great Britain’s Scottish Executive in 1975 and chaired the Scottish Executive from 1984 until 1986. 

  • Deaths: Ian Herbert Hamilton

    On 25 March 2019, Ian Herbert Hamilton  MRPharmS, aged 85 years, of Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Mr Hamilton registered with the Society in 1963. 

  • Deaths: John Wyn Hughes

    On 20 June 2019, John Wyn Hughes MRPharmS, aged 88 years, of Wrexham, Clwyd. Mr Hughes registered with the Society in 1952. 

  • Tribute: Stuart Ramsay Maconochie


    Stuart was brought up in Dundee and attended the Morgan Academy. During his time at school, he was the boys’ school captain, captain of rugby, secretary of the literary and debating society, captain of athletics, and church organist and choirmaster. The son of a pharmacist, he attended the Heriot-Watt School of Pharmacy where he met his future wife, Judy, whose pharmacy practice has been in hospital, community and editorial pharmacy roles. While still a student, Stuart was commissioned ...

  • Deaths: Graham Pearce Mould

    On 23 July 2019, Graham Pearce Mould MRPharmS, aged 78 years, of Guildford, Surrey. Dr Mould registered with the Society in 1964. 

  • Call for Society Fellowship Nominations

    The Panel of Fellows will be holding its next meeting in November 2019. Nominations for Society Fellowship must be received by the Secretary of the Panel of Fellows by 18 October 2019 to be considered at this meeting.

  • Deaths: Roger Frost

    On 22 July 2019, Roger Frost MRPharmS, aged 81 years, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Mr Frost registered with the Society in 1962. 

  • Deaths: Stuart Ramsay Maconochie

    On 20 July 2019, Stuart Ramsay Maconochie FRPharmS, aged 79 years, of Maidenhead. Mr Maconochie registered with the Society in 1964, and was conferred as Fellow in 1987. 

  • Deaths: Carol Garrett

    On 9 March 2019, Carol Garrett MRPharmS, aged 65, of Leatherhead, Surrey. Mrs Garrett registered with the Society in 1977. 

  • Tribute: Peter Hylands

    By Vivian Auyeung, Graham Davies, Ben Forbes, Robert Hider, James Mason, Clive Page, David Taylor, John Weinman,

    With great sadness we learned of the passing of Peter Hylands, formerly head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) at King’s College London (KCL).

  • Deaths: Mary Rosa Margaret Benfield

    On 18 July 2019, Mary Rosa Margaret Benfield MRPharmS, aged 92 years, of Totnes, Devon. Mrs Benfield registered with the Society in 1948.

  • Deaths: Ralph Charles Brooks

    On 23 July 2019, Ralph Charles Brooks, aged 96 years, of Ealing, London. A former member of the Royal Electronicjuice, Mr Brooks registered with the Society in 1945.

  • Tribute: Mark Lee

    By Stephen Ashmore

    Clinical pharmacy has very sadly lost a truly talented and ever-popular figure. Mark graduated from De Montfort University in 1988 and, after a short period working for Boots, he started a hospital career at Wharfedale General Hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire in 1990. Having gained experience in a wide range of clinical areas and obtaining the clinical pharmacy diploma, Mark moved to Australia, spending nine months working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. It was here that he ...

  • Deaths: Mark Anthony Lee

    On 20 June 2019, Mark Anthony Lee MRPharmS, aged 52 years, of Leathley, North Yorkshire. Mr Lee registered with the Society in 1989.

  • Gazette Notice: Amendment to Regulation 2.3 — Membership Fees and Subscriptions

    The following amendments to the Society’s Regulations will take effect from 1 October 2019.

  • Deaths: John Clarkson

    On 12 July 2019, John Clarkson MRPharmS, aged 82 years, of Preston, Lancashire. Mr Clarkson registered with the Society in 1961.

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