Medicine & History Lecture Series


Do you have a healthy curiosity about all things medical? Would you like to become a little more ‘ill-literate’? If so, you’re warmly invited to come along to our highly popular Medicine and History Lecture Series. You’ll enjoy a great social occasion, and you can also take the opportunity to visit the fascinating museum galleries as well as the shop and café.

Every year from October to March, these lectures look at a wide range of factors that have influenced changes in medicine and health.  All speakers have been chosen for their lively and entertaining approach.

Suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject, each session includes two lectures given by different speakers, each with an opportunity for discussion. The sessions begin at 10am and finish by 12.30pm. 

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Enrol for the whole series here or pick and choose from the individual sessions below.


    • Saturday 3rd March


    How technology improved how we hear - a timeline of progress
    Professor Christopher H Raine MBE, Bradford Royal Infirmary

    Carved Cadaver Memorials: A window into religion, sin, anatomy, death and medicine
    Dr Christina Welch, The University of Winchester

    Booking is essential and tickets are available to buy online here

    This is a fundraising event

    Professor Raine is a Consultant Otolaryngologist based at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Appointed in 1986, in addition to offering general ENT treatment his specialisation has been in developing paediatric and adult otology with focus on dealing with patients with severe to profound hearing loss. He established the supra-regional Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service in 1989. He has been very active in clinical research and supporting other countries establish otological services - the most recent in Malawi.  In addition to his clinical work he teaches and examines both for the Intercollegiate final exams but also for the European Board exams. He is also advisor to NHS England and currently producing commissioning guidelines for various aspects of ear surgery.

    Dr Christina Welch lectures in Religious Studies, and Death Studies, at the University of Winchester in the Theology, Religion and Philosophy department. Her research interests combine her passion for material and visual culture with religion and death, and have a focus on late-medieval British (and Irish) carved cadaver memorials, and she is setting up a website on these sculptures   As part of this work, Christina is currently working collaboratively with an anatomic  sculptor and a forensic anatomist to explore the anatomical aspects of these unusual memorials.