Signboard listing Presidents of the British Phrenological Society, England, 1886-1965

1886-1965 in England

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

C20 gilt-painted signboard displaying presidents of the British Phrenological Society from 1886-1965, English

This signboard lists the presidents of the British Phrenological Society from its foundation in 1886 to 1965. The society’s first woman president was elected in 1924. Phrenology was popular in the 1800s. There were over 200 phrenologists active in Britain in the first half of that century. However, the medical profession found it controversial and denounced the phrenologists’ claims as unfounded. The British Phrenological Society disbanded in 1967.


Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.