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Medical history events at the Thackray Museum, 2007

///Medical history events at the Thackray Museum, 2007

Medical history events at the Thackray Museum, 2007

Thackray Museum Events 2007 Exhibition: Body Parts: New for Old! Open now until August 2008 10am – 5pm (last admission 3pm) Is the Bionic Woman still purely science fiction or is she science fact? Explore the world of false body implants and limbs and see how similar we have become to science fiction characters like the Six Million Dollar Man and Robocop. Discover how scientists and engineers make replacement parts that function as part of the human body, and where will their discoveries take us in the future? Included in Museum Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £4.00, Concession £4.50, Family(2+3) £18.00, Parking £1

Medicine and History Lecture Series:

Medicine and Methods Day Saturday 6th January 2007 10.00 – 12.30 There will be two talks: The White Death – Microscopes and medical history by Prof. Michael Green, Emeritus Prof. of Forensic Medicine, University of Sheffield and Scurvy – The answer’s a lemon by Dr. John Puntis, Consultant Physician, Leeds £12 (£10 Concessions) alternatively you can buy a series ticket for £60 (£50 Concessions). Friends of the Thackray Museum can get a 10% discount. Parking £1

Exhibition: Wellcome Trust Biomedical Image Awards 2006 January 29th – 6th July 2007 10am – 5pm (last admission 3pm) This stunning exhibition of a selection of the winners of the Wellcome Trust’s Biomedical Image Awards, uncovers improbable beauty in microscopic images. The vibrant photos capture minute details, which convert sections of objects that are normal in our everyday life into eye-catching works of art. Included in Museum Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £4.00, Concession £4.50, Family(2+3) £18.00, Parking £1

Medicine and History Lecture Series: Surgery Day Saturday 3rd February 2007 10.00 – 12.30 There will be two lectures: Keyhole Surgery – not under the knife by Prof. Michael McMahon, Prof. of Surgery, University of Leeds And Lessons from Prometheus – The evolution of surgery of the liver by Prof. Peter Lodge, Prof. of Surgery, University of Leeds £12 (£10 Concessions) alternatively you can buy a series ticket for £60 (£50 Concessions). Friends of the Thackray Museum can get a 10% discount. Parking £1

Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society: Student Presentations Wednesday 21st February 2007 7 for 7.30pm An thoroughly enlightening evening where Medical Students from the University of Leeds present their research from their Medical History projects.

FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1 Medicine and History Lecture Series:

“Names we Know” Day Saturday 3rd March 2007 10.00 – 12.30 There will be two lectures: The Legacy of Alois Alzheimer – A hundred years ago! by Prof. Graham Mulley, Prof. of Elderly Medicine, Leeds and The Thackray Museum- 1997-2007, A Picture of Health. by Prof. Monty Losowsky, Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, University of Leeds, Honorary Executive Chairman Thackray Museum. £12 (£10 Concessions) alternatively you can buy a series ticket for £60 (£50 Concessions). Friends of the Thackray Museum can get a 10% discount. Parking £1

Friends of the Thackray Museum: On Death and Dying – Did they really rest in peace? 8th March 2007 7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. start Before the invention of the stethoscope it was difficult to tell when a person had really died. Up until the 20th century there was much fear of being buried alive and many tales of it actually happening. Once safely buried though, there was no guarantee of eternal rest as the ‘body-snatchers’ were always on hand to disinter fresh specimens for the anatomists.

Illustrated talk by Joan Grundy a retired nurse FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. Non members are welcome for a small donation. Parking £1

National Science & Engineering Week activities Battling Bacteria! Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March. 10am – 5pm (last admission 3pm) How clean are your hands? Find out about the bugs that live all around and inside us, and learn how to wash your hands like a doctor or nurse! Using an ultraviolet lamp and “germ potion” – a really fun way of reinforcing messages about handwashing to prevent the spread of bugs. Included in Museum Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £4.00, Concession £4.50, Family(2+3) £18.00, Parking £1 Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society:

When did we start to care about children? Wednesday 21st March 2007 7 for 7.30pm The Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society have organised a talk by Martin Curzon (Emeritus Professor of Child Dental Health, Leeds): When did we start to care about children? FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1

The work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance 18th April 2007 7:30 – 8.30 p.m. When Richard Hammond called upon the services of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance their importance came to the forefront of many people’s minds. A Yorkshire Ambulance Service volunteer will give an illustrated talk on the services that the Air Ambulance provide and how the service works. FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. Non members are welcome for a small donation. Parking £1

Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society: An intolerable affliction: Lupus vulgaris in Fin-de-Siecle Britain Tuesday 24th April 2007 7 for 7.30pm The Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society have organised a talk by Annie Jamieson (Leeds University): ‘An intolerable affliction: Lupus vulgaris in Fin-de-Siecle Britain’ FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1

Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society: Yorkshire Asylums and the Poor Law. Tuesday 15th May 2007 7 for 7.30pm The Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society have organised a talk by Dr Rob Ellis: Yorkshire Asylums and the Poor Law. FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1 Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society:

History repeating itself from John Smeaton to Roy Meadow Wednesday 6th June 2007 7 for 7.30pm The Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society have organised a joint meeting with Medicolegal Society where Dr Keith Rix will talk about ‘History repeating itself from John Smeaton to Roy Meadow’ FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1 Friends of the Thackray Museum:

Cancer Saturday 9th June 2007 10.00 – 12.30 Current statistics estimate that one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. This entertaining lecture by Prof. Peter Selby and Prof. Alex Markham will give the audience a unique insight into the world of Cancer. Professor Peter Selby will discuss the developments in cancer drug treatments in the last 10 years including the ones currently on trial. Professor Alex Markham will look at the developments in our understanding of the disease and our hopes for the future. Adult £10, Concessions/Friends £9, Parking £1

Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society: Florence Nightingale Tuesday 17th July 2007 7 for 7.30pm The Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society have organised a talk by Hugh Small (author of Florence Nightingale, Avenging Angel Constable 1998) on Florence Nightingale. FREE for Friends of Thackray Museum and members of the Yorkshire Medical and Dental History Society. £2.50 for non members. Parking £1

The Museum is open 10am – 5pm (last admission 3pm). Closed 24th-26th and 31 December and 1st January

Thackray Museum Near St James’s Hospital Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7LN Tel: 0113 244 4343 Fax: 0113 247 0219 Email: [email protected] Web: www.thackraymuseum.org

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