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  • Vaccinating Britain

    Vaccinating BritainGareth Millward, University of Warwick. I finished the manuscript to my new book on vaccination in late 2017. It was the culmination of my work at the Centre on Alex Mold’s Placing the Public in Public Health project. Thankfully, nothing interesting has happened on the subject since then. Ah. Well, as any historian will tell you, you can’t understand ...

  • Remembering Rodney Lowe (1946-2018)

    Remembering Rodney Lowe (1946-2018)Martin Gorsky writes: Here in the Centre we were sorry to hear about the death on 1st December 2018 of our friend Rodney Lowe.  He was Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Bristol and had been one of the first external members and supporters of our Centre.  Rodney was a contemporary historian ...

  • Part 2 – Centenary of the Armistice: what should we remember?

    No Peace without Social Justice. By Martin Gorsky, Professor of History. I talked in my first blog for the Armistice about the importance of understanding the feelings of ordinary soldiers who served in the First World War.  On Remembrance Sunday a film was televised that allowed us to do just that, Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow ...