Seminars and Conferences

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

Seminars will take place on Thursday Evenings at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise stated) in the University of Birmingham. 

All welcome to attend.


Autumn 2021


25 November 2021
Room:  WF15, Med School

Presentations by University of Birmingham Intercalation Delegates

Zarin Salehin "To All Ye Afflicted', Come See the Quack in mid-Vitorian Manchester, c 1840-1870'

2nd Speaker TBC

9 December 2021
Room: Murray Learning Centre UG05

Alex Wright, Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham. Title “Insulin Centenary 1921/22 Two short papers to mark the Centenary of Insulin’s Discovery” (1921/22)


Prof Theresa Smyth, Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, University Hospital, Birmingham. An exhibition on the History of Diabetes in Birmingham

27 Jan 2022 TBC
Room TBC

Presentation by University of Birmingham Intercalation Graduates 

Akua Obuobie “From Kotoka to Heathrow: A History of the Medical Migration of Ghanaian Doctors from Ghana to the United Kingdom, 1980 – 2000” 

2nd Speaker TBC