Briony studied History at Cambridge University and Museum Studies at Leicester University.
She started her career in museums as diverse as Hereford Cider Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Wakefield Museum. She ran the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum from 2002 to 2010, and was also Interim Director for the Royal College of Surgeons’ Museums.
For the last 12 years, she’s worked as a freelance curator, lecturer and author including: exhibitions on war, art and surgery, and women in medicine; books on the history of pharmacy education, popular historical medicines, and a medical history book for children; and talks on subjects ranging from liquorice to delftware drug jars!
As well as previously chairing a number of medical history groups (and the school PTA), she’s past chair of the Social History Curators Group – and small museums sharing fascinating stories in a strong community is exactly where she likes to be.
Originally from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Briony lives in Princes Risborough with her husband Charles and 11 year old daughter Lucy, Smith the spaniel and Pippi and Wish the guinea pigs. She’s a keen swimmer, walker, and gardener.