Seminars and Conferences

The History of Medicine Unit regularly hosts research seminars to raise the profile of the Unit within the whole of the School, the University and also the community at large.

The seminars will be held in Room WF38 (First Floor) of the Medical School at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated


  • Thursday 9th Oct
    Dr Fran Badger (University of Birmingham)
    Delivering maternity care in the provinces: Midwives & midwifery in Birmingham and environs 1794-1881
  • Thursday 23rd Oct
    Dr Jamie Stark (University of Leeds)
    Modern Scientific Artificial Electric Feeding’: Electrotherapy, Rejuvenation & the Medical Trade in Early 20th C Britain
  • Thursday 6th Nov
    Dr Katherine Foxhall (University of Leicester)
    A long history of migrainous episodes
  • Thursday 20th Nov
    Dr Victoria Bates (University of Bristol)
    'The sunstroke Indian is my downfall’: Sunstroke and Sanity in late-Victorian England
  • Thursday 4th Dec Start time: 4.30pm
    Arthur Thomson Lecture: Arthur Thomson Hall (AT01)
    Sir Iain Chalmers
    The history of clinical trials: unbiased treatment allocation schedules, 1809-1948

All are welcome to attend

Details of future seminars are available from:

Dr Vanessa Heggie, Birmingham Fellow, History of Medicine Unit, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT.