Film – Green Wing (2004)

This term’s film series continues with an episode of British sitcom Green Wing, which was broadcast on Channel 4 between 2004 and 2007. Introducing the screening, and discussing the wider context of representations of surgeons in popular culture will be Dr Agnes Arnold-Forster (University of Roehampton). Dr Arnold-Forster is a cultural and medical historian currently working as a […]

Public Health History Walk – ‘History Around the Squares’

Bloomsbury has a wealth of public health history as well as some of the finest garden squares in London.  Join us on this 1.5 hour walk to discover the interesting characters who have lived here as well as stories and secrets of this area, described in the 1830s as “a pleasant retreat from the cares […]

Special Lunchtime Lecture – People’s (Primary) Health Care: Revisiting the Alma-Ata Conference and its ongoing implications

Anne-Emanuelle Birn  Professor of Critical Development Studies and Global Health, University of Toronto. Her books include: OUP’s Textbook of Global Health; Comrades in Health: US Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home and Marriage of Convenience: Rockefeller International Health and Revolutionary Mexico For 40 years, the 1978 WHO-UNICEF International Conference on Primary Health Care, and its […]

Annual Lecture – Sally Sheard – ‘Why we are waiting: exploring the political economy of the NHS’

  Ancoats Hospital Outpatients’ hall, 1952 Peaceful, orderly, and sometimes stoical waiting is a quintessentially British phenomenon. It has been a feature of the NHS since its first day. Yet there have been times when the subliminal trade-off of free treatment in return for rationing by waiting has surfaced as individual and political crises: visible in encounters […]

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 – Historical Epidemiology and Global Health

James Webb (Colby College, USA) Bio:  James L.A. Webb, Jr. is Research Professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Jim is a pioneer in the field of historical epidemiology. His work integrates approaches from the biological sciences and the social sciences to produce perspectives that are useful to historians, practitioners, and planners in the field of […]

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 […]

Identity, inheritance, and emotion: Oral histories of sickle cell anaemia in Britain, 1962 to 2018

Grace Redhead (University College London) Bio:  Grace Redhead is a final year PhD student at University College London, where she held a Wellcome Doctoral Award. Her research examines the interactions between post-war immigration, the Welfare State and ideas of belonging and citizenship in Britain. She is the 2018/19 Royal Historical Society Centenary Fellow, based at […]

Seminar – A critical analysis of the justification for the Australian e-cigarettes sales ban

Wayne Hall l,2, Kylie Morphett 3 and Coral Gartner, 3 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, the University of Queensland National Addiction Centre, Kings College London Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, the University of Queensland Bio:  Wayne Hall is a Professor at the Centre for Youth Substance […]