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About your Society

The Hope Winch Society began in 1984 and it is for all University of Sunderland Pharmacy Graduates. Named after Hope Constance Monica Winch, who was appointed as the first head of the University's pharmacy department and was instrumental in its development.

In 2021 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of pharmacy education at Sunderland. You can visit our Centenary section by clicking here.

This Society was set up with the aim of keeping ex-students in contact with each other and the highlight of each year was a reunion dinner. 

The Hope Winch Society is free and we encourage all students and staff to join and get involved, promoting the proud history of Sunderland Pharmacy School. Events include quizzes, networking sessions, an annual lecture and the Hope Winch Annual Reunion Dinner. Boasting over 7,000 members, this is the largest alumni society.

Membership is free so why not join today?

Pharmacy Centenary events


We have a packed programme of activities throughout the year to celebrate the 100 years of Pharmacy education at Sunderland.

Please click on this link to see the full programme.




Early pharmacy days

Visit our Centenary Celebrations page

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of pharmacy education at Sunderland. We are busy planning lots of activity to celebrate this prestigious milestone including a centenary journal!

You can also get into the spirit of celebration by sharing any photos from your time at Sunderland or any messages on social media using the hashtag #UoSPharmacy100.

Visit the page


Society Rules


Hope Winch Benevolence Fund

The Hope Winch Benevolence Fund provides annual scholarships to current undergraduate pharmacy students. For more information, click here.

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