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Lunchtime seminars

The lunchtime seminar is held on most Tuesdays during the teaching semester, unless otherwise indicated, at 1pm in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building (see how to find us for directions). Lunchtime seminars are typically no more than 30 minutes in length, followed by a period for audience questions (ending before 2pm).

Each semester's lunchtime seminar series is organised by postgraduates within the Centre. The current organisers are Rachel Boon and Rachel Douglas.

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Programme for February-June 2016

23 February
Laura Sellers, University of Leeds
Disease, professionalisation and research; creating a prison medical service in Victorian England

1 March
Jessica Borge, Birkbeck School of Arts, University of London
Selling Condoms to Clinics: The London Rubber Company and the Family Planning Association in pre-'Pill' Britain

8 March
Georgia Newmarch, Lancaster University
Perceptions of coal power, 1947-1974

15 March
Erin Beeston, University of Manchester
Liverpool Road Station's transformation from a derelict station to a national museum

12 April
Cam Sharp Jones, University of Manchester
The geographies of man: mapping tribal 'landscapes' in nineteenth century India

19 April
Deborah Dubald, European University Institute, Italy
Nature and local power: mayors and natural history museums in provincial France, 1800-1860

26 April
Emily Herring, University of Leeds
Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire's (1879-1915) Bergsonian biology

3 May
Rachel Douglas, University of Manchester
The Sound of Worship: Architectural acoustics in British ecclesiastical space 1850-1900

10 May
Rupert Cole, University College London and the Royal Institution
"The honeymoon of science is over": George Porter and the Establishment response to the "crisis" in science, c.1968-c.1973

17 May
Kathrin Hiepko, University of Manchester
Diabetes care, prevention and rehabilitation in the German Democratic Republic, 1958-1989

24 May
Andrea Del Campo, University of Manchester
Work accidents in Chile, 1930s-1950s

31 May
Nicola Sugden, University of Manchester
Integrating the history and philosophy of D W Winnicott's consulting room

7 June
Andrew Ball, University of Manchester
Casting cattle: science, ritual slaughter and the Weinberg Pen from 1927


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