UCL Health Humanities Centre


UCL Health Humanities Seminar

The UCL Health Humanities seminar runs on Tuesdays 18.00 - 19.00 (with a drink afterwards). Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building. All are welcome, and no registration is required.

For forthcoming seminars, see our events calendar.

Previous Seminars (2014-15)

Tuesday 24th November 18.00 - 19.00: Gemma Angel, "Mortal Remains: Confronting the Dead in the Medical Museum". The talk examines how to negotiate and reconcile professional practices of dissection, preparation and display for the purposes of medical education, with the public need for appropriate and respectful disposal of the dead.

Tuesday 8th December 18.00 -19.00: Dr. Martin Edwards (The Jenner Practice & UCL),  "The Rest is History: The rise and fall of therapeutic bed rest in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain"

Tuesday 24 February 17.30 - 18.30 James Kneale, (Geography) "Calculating the cost of drink: medicine, temperance and life assurance in Britain c1840-1918"

Tuesday 3rd March 17.30 - 18.30 James Wilson (Philosophy) "Health Information and the Values of Privacy"

Tuesday 10 March 17.30 - 18.30 Deborah Padfield (Slade School of Fine Art) "Communicating Chronic Pain through Images"

Tuesday 17th March 18.30 - 20.00 Sonu Shamdasani (School of European Languages, Culture and Society (German)). "Why Study the History of Psychotherapy?" (Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre.)

Tuesday 24 March 17.30 - 18.30 Sahra Gibbon, (Anthropology) "Embodying Emotions; Genetic Risk and Cancer in Southern Brazil."

Tuesday 28 April  - Brian Glasser (Medical School) "Features films: some thoughts on faces, pathologies and film language". 

Tuesday 12 May - Michael Clark (Centre for Humanities and Health, KCL) "The Shock of the Old: Old Age, Evasion and the Limits to Medicine and Health Care in Full Circle (2012), a Chinese Geriatric Road Movie".

Tuesday 19 May - Manuel Capella, (Division of Psychiatry) "Psychology´s culture and care delivery within marginalized communities of Guayaquil, Ecuador"

Tuesday 26 May -  Sushrut Jadhav (Division of Psychiatry) and Maan Barua (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford), "Ecologies of suffering: mental health in India"

Tuesday 9 June  - Claire Elliott (Primary Care and Population Health), "Revealing women in the fin de siècle: prostitutes, syphilis, & other hidden surprises"

Further inquiries

If you have any questions, please contact James Wilson, or Sonu Shamdasani.