Expert Symposium: ‘Dust, Disease and the Politics of Ill Health in mid-20th century (c.1930 to 1970s) British Mining’ (sponsored by the Wellcome Trust)

The above expert symposium originally scheduled for 29th and 30 April 2005 has been rearranged and is now taking place on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September 2005.

The symposium will focus on respiratory disease among the mining workforce in the mid-20th century. We are planning to bring together medical experts, policy makers and working witnesses to offer a fresh perspective on this key theme in Britain’s medical and social past. We are especially keen to recruit ‘expert witnesses’ among physicians who had direct experience of treating mining communities. In particular, we would like to hear from any physicians who have worked in the South West and Somerset and the South Wales and North Wales mining communities. We would value your participation and would be grateful if you could inform your colleagues and friends about the event. Oral histories have provided many and varied insights into the impact of dust-related diseases on community and family life in mining districts.

For further information or expressions of interest please contact The Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ, email [email protected], telephone 01392 263289

We look forward to an early response from you as numbers for this event will have to be limited.