School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Edinburgh History of Medicine Group

Join the History of Medicine Group, a collaborative seminar series hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.

Seminar description

Medical tourism in Edinburgh, palliative medicine, anatomical models and medical illustrations are among the free seminars in the 19th year of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh. Tickets are £3 on the door or at the Evenbrite link below unless otherwise stated.

How to find the Royal College of Physicians

Reserve a place

These events are free but places should be reserved at the Eventbrite page.

Event schedule

Date Speaker Topic Notes
Thursday 27 Sept

Sophie Goggins (National Museum of Scotland)

Prosthetics: From maker to user  
Friday 19 Oct

Inaugural McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research

Hear the McCarthy Award finalists present their exciting pieces of research in front of a panel of esteemed judges.

17.00, free event
Thursday 6 Dec Dr Gavin Francis Annual Christmas Lecture: Ice Station Sebra - Lessons from an Antarctic Practice £10
Wednesday 20 Mar

Katie Birkwood (Royal College of Physicians, London)

John Dee: Magic, medicine and the Tudor world

Tuesday 2 Apr Dr Helen Bynum (University of St Andrews) and Dr Derek Sloan (University of St Andrews)

Spitting blood: Tuberculosis, past and present

Thursday 11 Apr

Dr Martin Moore (University of Exeter) and Professor Mark Strachan (Western General Hospital, Edinburgh)

Sugar and spikes: Changing approaches to diabetes care

Wednesday 8 May

Professor John Henderson (University of London)

Coping with plague: Public health and epidemics in Renaissance Italy

Wednesday 5 June

Dr Noelle Gallagher (University of Manchester)

The nose knows: Syphilitic noses in eighteenth-century British literature and art


Further information and registration

To contact the organisers or for further details on each of the papers and registration, visit the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group website.

Edinburgh History of Medicine Group

Find out what else is on

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.