Film – Three score and ten: the NHS on film over seventy years

As Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) marks its seventieth birthday, join us on the anniversary of the ‘Appointed Day’ to watch a selection of films from throughout its history. The films, from 1948 up to the present day, illustrate the continuity and change in the lifetime of “the closest thing the English people have now to a […]

Conference – Publics and their Health: Historical Perspectives, Future Directions – Registration now open!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!   28-29 June 2018. Registration 10.00 am Institute of Historical Research, London Who or what is the public within public health?  How have publics and their health changed over time and place?  What makes ‘public health’, public?  Surprisingly little attention has been devoted to these crucial questions.  At this conference, we will […]

Seminar – Raising awareness about Hepatitis B and its vaccine

Lara Marks (UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies) According to the World Health Organisation more than 3.5% of the world’s population are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the tenth leading cause of death globally. Few people, however, realise the HBV is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV and just how easily […]

Public Health History Walk: ‘The Bloomsbury and Soho Walk’

This evening tour will take us from the area around the School to the intriguing streets of Soho, including public health links and the extraordinary story of Dr John Snow and the cholera outbreak of 1854.  The walk will take about 1.5 hours and end at the John Snow pub. Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 5.15 […]