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 8th Oct
Ms Agnes Arnold-Forster, Kings College London
"The Tyranny Which Germ Theory May Exercise": Contagion and the Causes of Cancer in the Nineteenth Century

Thursday 22nd Oct
Dr Bonnie Evans, Queen Mary University
Autism and the redefinition of child development in England since 1970

Thursday 5th Nov
Dr Andrew Williams, University of Birmingham &
Mr Fred O’Dell, Northampton General Hospital
Dr Henry Isaac Gosset's icterometer and the development of neonatal care

Thursday 19th Nov
Dr Iwo Amelung, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Science and its localisation in Late Imperial and Republican China
(Joint Seminar with History Department)

JOHN ASH LECTURE: Thursday 3rd Dec - Start time: 4.30pm & Location: Arthur Thomson Hall
Dr David Shuttleton (
‘Dr William Cullen’s “consultations”: The Making of a Digital Edition.’

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.