Book your place for 1st Medical London Excursion to the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust, October 7th, 2015

Medical London Excursion to the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust

7 October 2015, 14:00-17:00

Once a term, SSHM invites post-taught postgraduate students to explore the rich and unique medical history of London through a series of museum trips or historical walks. These events provide an excellent opportunity for post-graduate students to meet across programmes and interact with staff in a more informal setting.

This year’s first excursion will start at 14:00 on Wednesday 7th October. We will be heading from Strand Campus to the Wellcome Collection. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Collection is an incredible attraction that explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

The tour will cover the ‘Medicine Man’ and ‘Medicine Now’ exhibitions, looking at developments in medicine in the last 80 years as well as the collection of the Trust’s founder, Henry Wellcome.

In addition, Paul Woodgate – a Research Funding Adviser at the Wellcome Trust – will speak about the Trust’s vision for how to integrate research in medicine, humanities and the social sciences. Afterwards, many of us will be heading back to the Strand Campus to attend the SSHM public lecture by Professor Lochlann Jain (more information below). Others may want to go to a nearby pub for liquid refreshment.

Please book your ticket for the excursion here:

Further information will be circulated before the outing, and students will have the opportunity to reflect on the excursion afterward, with the best pieces eligible for publication on the departmental blog:

Please email Rob Flanagan ( if you have any questions, and be sure to cancel your ticket on Eventbrite if you can no longer make it.


SSHM Public Lecture
Professor Lochlann Jain: “Malignant. How Cancer Becomes Us”
7 October 2015, 18:00-19:30, Safra Lecture Theatre (followed by drinks reception)

Lochlann Jain will discuss and read from her award-winning book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes UsThe book unpacks the role of uncertainty in cause and treatments of cancer, to better understand how we are stuck within a state of paradox and confusion.

Løchlann Jain is Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University, where she teaches medical and legal anthropology. Jain’s publications include, among others, Injury (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press, 2013), which won the Victor Turner Prize, the Edelstein Prize, the Diana Forsythe Prize, the Fleck Prize, and others. Jain is currently working on three projects. The first is developing methods for anthropology from theater and art practices, the second is studying origin stories of HIV, and the third is on the history and theory of automobile crashes.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

To book your place please click on the link below to go to the registration page:

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