Medicine and History Series

6 October 2018 until 2 March 2019

How do medical innovations change our lives? Explore some fascinating themes with our expert guest speakers.


Saturday 6th October

How technology improved how we hear: A timeline of progress,  Professor Christopher H Raine MBE, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Carved Cadavers: Morality and Mortality Uncovered, Dr Christina Welch, The University of Winchester


Saturday 3rd November

The Sieve and the System: Triage in the First World War, Marie Allitt, University of York

The Remarkable History of Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo, Professor Tjasse Bruintjes, Utrect University


Saturday 1st December

A Very Short History of Anatomy, Professor Susan Standring, Kings College, London

Post-Roentgen: A Brief History of the Development of Radiographs and Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Medicine, Professor Maryann Hardy, University of Bradford


Saturday 5th January

The Apprentice and His Sorcerer: Edward Jenner and John Hunter, Professor Gareth Williams, Bristol University

Thomas Wakley’s “Irresponsible, Unreformed Monstrosity”: The Medical Royal Colleges, Professor Sir James Underwood, University of Sheffield


Saturday 2nd February

Stannington Sanitorium: The UK’s First Children’s Sanatorium, Susan Wood, Northumberland Archives

What Lies Beneath?: Using clinical radiographs to study Tuberculosis in Paleopathology, Rebecca Cessford, University of Hull


Saturday 2nd March

DNA Revolution, Dr George Follows, Cambridge University Hospitals

The post-antibiotic era: a palaeopathological deja vu, Professor Keith Manchester, University of Bradford.


Doors open at 9.30am. Mid-session refreshments are provided during the interval. Lectures start at 10am and finish by 12.30pm.

Whole course: Adult £93, Friend/concession £80

Single session: Adult £17, Friend/concession £14.50

To book, call 0113 205 6525

20 free places available on each lecture for students. To claim your free place email:

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