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

Arthur Thomson Lecture

  • 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


Thursday 15th January                      
Dr John Richardson (Open University)
Howard Andrew Knox: Assistant Surgeon and Pioneer of Psychological Testing at Ellis Island  WF15

Thursday 29th January                      
Dr Clare Hickman (King’s College, London)
'Dr John Coakley Lettsom and the Mangle-Wurzel: Botany, Agriculture and Medical Practitioners in theEighteenth-century'

Thursday 12th February
Professor Barry Doyle (University of Huddersfield)
The Shape of Things to Come: The politics of planning new hospitals in inter war England and France

Thursday 26th February
Dr Sally Frampton (University of Oxford)
'Fierce, personal and somewhat unscrupulous': The ovariotomy controversy in nineteenth-century surgery

Thursday 12th March
Dr Anna Greenwood (University of Nottingham)
Indians, Segregation and Public Health: Kenya 1890-1930

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.