The Lindsay Society: the History of Dentistry, established in 1962, is dedicated to promoting research into the history of dentistry.
It brings together members of the dental profession, historians and other interested people to research and discuss the history of dentists and dentistry.
The Society is named after Lilian Lindsay (1871-1960), the first woman to qualify as a dentist in the UK and a leading dental historian.
She became the BDA’s first female president in 1946.
Lilian Linsday Memorial Lecture
Each year the society hosts the
Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture.
The Lilian Lindsay lecture will form part of the
annual conference programme in Bath between 15-17th October 2021. This year's lecture will be given by Professor Jonathan Shepherd. Link to this page
Pictures from the 2019 Conference, held in Leicester are on our
Have a look at a list of past lectures
Show your support: join the Society
Membership of the Lindsay Society is open to all members of the dental profession and other interested persons – you don’t have to be a dentist to be a member.
Annual membership fees:
- £30 UK members
- £38 overseas members
- Free to UK dental students
To join, please complete the
membership form or email Dr Brian Williams, Membership Secretary.
The Lindsay Society is affiliated with the
British Society for the History of Medicine.