Travel medicine is a relatively new branch of medicine, offering advice to people travelling across the world for work or pleasure.
In the 1800s, nursing abroad was largely associated with Britain’s colonies. Dr Rosemary Wall (University of Hull) talks about this history, in which nurses could be seen as agents of imperial hygiene. Dr Jon Cossar, former Foundation Vice Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, and travel health specialist nurse Jane Chiodini will offer personal reflections on the development of travel medicine from the 1980s. A panel discussion, chaired by RCN Public Health Forum committee member Sandra Grieve, will consider what the future holds for travel health.
This is a free event but please register a place here.
Self-harm is often thought to be a modern epidemic, associated with new understandings of selfhood and identity, mass media and the internet and the challenges of adolescence. But what can we learn from the history of a phenomenon that was first categorised over 150 years ago? Join a panel of speakers to debate their historical, social, political and personal views of self-harm for the launch of ‘Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm’ by Dr Sarah Chaney.
Full details and tickets will be available in early 2017.
Image courtesy of Liz Atkin.
A talk about the development of Normansfield’s buildings from 1868 until 2016 using maps, architectural drawings and photographs. Includes new research carried out through a recent U3A project.