Seminar – ‘Crimson Waves’ – Art, Menstruation and Emotion

Camilla Rostvik (University of St Andrews) Bio: Camilla Rostvic is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Art History working on her project, ‘’The Painters Are In’ – The Art History of Menstruation’ explores the art history and visual culture of menstruation since 1950, and investigates the way art and advertising intersect as menstrual […]

Seminar – Exploring emotions within religious histories of HIV/AIDS in England, c. 1982-1997.

George J. Severs, (Selwyn College, Cambridge) Bio: George J. Severs is a PhD student at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge and a member of Selwyn College. He is an active member of the Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group, and helped to convene the personal testimony and memory strand of the July […]

Co-Creating the Guide Dog Partnership: Blindness, Canines and Emotional Practices in 1930s America

Neil Pemberton (University of Manchester) Bio: In January 2017, Neil Pemberton joined the Wellcome Trust funded interdisciplinary project and research team led by Robert Kirk. Entitled “Multispecies Medicine” this project critically explores the different ways in which medicine have formed partnerships with nonhuman animals to enhance wellbeing and health. His main contribution to this project […]

Seminar – Medicine, work, and emotions in mid-century Mills & Boon novels

Agnes Arnold-Forster (University of Roehampton) Bio:  Agnes Arnold-Forster is a medical and cultural historian of modern Britain. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, Surgery & Emotion, based at the University of Roehampton, and Project Manager on the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award, Living with Feeling, at Queen Mary, University […]

Seminar – Emotions and sexual pleasure’: Early forms of sexual counselling in Britain (1930s-1950s)

Caroline Rusterholz (University of Cambridge) Bio: Caroline Rusterholz is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. She has worked on the history of birth control and sexuality in Britain, France and Switzerland. Abstract:  This paper uses the recordings of sexual counselling sessions carried out by Dr Joan Malleson, a birth control activist […]


(Registration available to LSHTM staff and students for LSHTM Week only) In 1854 Dr. John Snow demonstrated that a sudden outbreak of cholera was due to contamination of a water pump in Broad Street, Soho. On this walk we shall explore the history of the outbreak and also the history and architecture of the Bloomsbury […]

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 […]