The McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research

At this free event you will get the chance to hear short 15 minute talks from our awards finalists, before having a break to enjoy complimentary wine.

Our panel of esteemed judges includes Dr Allan Beveridge, a leading psychiatrist, author and lecturer, and chair Professor Angela Thomas, the College's Director of Heritage.

Whilst you enjoy the complimentary refreshments the judges will deliberate, before announcing the winner. Come along and encourage a new generation of medical historians.

Talk: Animals and Madness

Speaker: Professor Chris Philo, Professor of Geography, University of Glasgow

Louis Wain was a relatively well known British illustrator working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly known for his depictions of cats. It is claimed that ‘cats drove him mad’.

This talk will explore the ‘madness’ of both human and animals, the curious cross-codings arising between ‘mad’ people and troublesome beasts, and parallels in the spaces/environments that they have occupied or to which they have been consigned.

Conference on Human Responses to Vibration

Submitted by edg on Wed, 28 Aug '19 8.12am

The UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration (UK HRV) is an opportunity for specialists from the UK and further afield to exchange information, disseminate research findings and get updated on current issues related to human exposure to vibration.

Presented papers cover all aspects of hand-transmitted vibration, whole-body vibration and motion sickness.

Numbers, C Aquila, Review

Oxford-based, student-run Mercury Theatre in their most recent venture have decided to tackle male mental health with Numbers. All starts well, with the first scene focusing on Jack as he lists his achievements of which he is most proud. He speaks to empty chairs set up like a support group. This is the one and only time numbers are truly referenced in the play, as Jack counts how many beers he can down and how many bites it takes for him to swallow a Big Mac.