The Centre for History in Public Health holds a regular seminar. Details can be found on the Centre pages.


We hold regular film showings and Q&As with researchers. See the Centre pages for details.

Upcoming Events:

We are holding a conference on ‘Publics and their Health’ in June 2018 and an NHS at 70 film screening and discussion in July 2018.

Past Events:


Vaccine Programmes: Past and Present, 11 November 2015







Vaccination: Past and Present – Symposium, 17 June 2015 

V0011069 Edward Jenner vaccinating patients against smallpox Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Caricature of Edward Jenner inoculating patients in the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancras. The patients are shown growing cow heads from parts of their anatomy following the vaccination. There is a print of the golden calf on the wall behind them. Patients are spoon-fed "opening mixture" as they come through the door. A boy standing next to Jenner is holding his pot labelled "vaccine pock hot from ye cow", on his jacket is a badge saying "Pancras" and in his pocket a paper entitled "Benefits of the vaccine process". Lettering: The cow-pock - or - the wonderful effects of the new inoculation! - Vide, the publications of ye anti-vaccine society. Js. Gillray Coloured etching 1802 By: James GillrayPublished: 12 June 1802. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0






Film Discussions:

Communicating Health, Communicating Disease: Film Screening and Discussion, 25 March 2014

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