The end is nigh! Find out about the final stages of our project at a seminar in London on 8 December 2014

Want to hear what we’ve discovered in our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project? Now you can!

I’m happy to announce that I will be giving one of the Voluntary Action History Society’s seminars on 8 December where I will be discussing the results of the Unexplored Riches in Medical History project. Want to come along? The seminar will be held at Senate House in London on 8 December, starting at 5:30pm. Attendance is free.

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Children undergoing hydrotherapy treatment at St Nicholas' and St Martin's Orthopaedic Hospital and Special School, Pyrford, Surrey, c1930s

We’re drawing ever closer to the end of the Unexplored Riches in Medical History project, and I’ll be using this seminar to discuss just how far we’ve come in the two and a half years since the project began. In particular I’ll be highlighting the historical trends in children’s health and healthcare that we’ve discovered during the project. And, for those of you wanting to take on a challenge, I’m going to talk about the parts of our archive collection that could really benefit from further medical history research. (As with any project like this, we’ve uncovered more questions than we have answers.)

Please come along to hear what we’ve found. It would be great to see you there.

Visit the Voluntary Action History Society website for further information.