The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London and the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association are seeking a suitably qualified graduate interested in undertaking research for a PhD on the subject of “The Origins of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia both within the UK and abroad”. The position will be funded for three years by the Centre and the Association jointly at c.16,000 British pounds p.a. and the aim is both the completion of the doctorate and the subsequent publication of a monograph. It is anticipated that the project will appeal to a recent graduate in history or science with an interest in the history of obstetric anaesthesia as a discipline; a detailed knowledge of the British context is at this stage not required. The research will be supervised by a historian and an obstetric anaesthetist. Applications should be sent by 8 December 2003 to Alan Shiel, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, 24 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1AD, UK.([email protected]), to whom any enquiry may be addressed. Applicants should submit a co and covering letter, and provide the names of 2 referees.