University of Chester Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

University of Chester Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society
Riverside Campus Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
England

Website

E-mail

r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk

Telephone

01244 511619

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Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society volunteers

The University of Chester's Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community.

The Society meets for a range of talks and anyone with an interest in health and social care is welcome to attend.

The Society has a small Museum with a collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work open on one afternoon a month and for pre-booked groups at other times.

A First World War exhibition will open on 23 September 2014.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

The Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm and at other time by arrangement only. For full details on the Museum and talks visit: www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society.

Admission charges

Both the Historical Society talks and the Museum are free of charge and booking information is available on the website.

Getting there

The Museum is situated in the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester and is accessed from Castle Drive opposite the River Dee. There is no car parking available at the venue and so use public transport or Chester city centre car parks.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Dunham Massey Hall

Katie Taylor - Sanctuary from the Trenches - Dunham Massey is the Stamford Military Hospital

  • 10 January — 1 October 2014 *on now

Dunham Massey was formerly the home of the Grey family, the Earls of Stamford, and is now managed by the National Trust. Dunham was a military hospital during the First World War and is marking the First World War centenary by telling the story of the Stamford Hospital. This transformation was overseen by Katie Taylor, the House and Collections Manager, and she will talk about all the hard work that behind this transformation, including the large army of volunteers who helped with the research and who are now welcoming the record number of visitors.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Additional info

Please note that there is no car parking available. Please use city centre car parks or public transport.

Website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society

Dr Claire Chatterton

Claire Chatterton - Nursing Men with Psychological Trauma during the First World War

  • 5 November — 1 October 2014

Dr Claire Chatterton, Staff Tutor, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University in the North West, will explore the issues surrounding mental health and discuss both the medical and nursing care that the men received. Famous medical men are frequently discussed in accounts of the treatment of mental disorders such as shellshock, but much less is known about the nurses who assisted them and were expected to provide an environment which would promote and aid recovery.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Additional info

Please note that there is no car parking. Please use city centre car parks or public transport.

Website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society

Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World War

  • 3 December 2014 4-6pm

Although allied nurses were admired in their own time for their altruism and courage, they came to be seen as self sacrificing heroines, romantic foils to the male combatant, and doctors’ handmaidens, rather than being appreciated as trained professionals performing significant work in their own right. Christine, Professor of Nursing History, University of Manchester and Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, challenges these myths to reveal a different story of allied nursing in the First World War—one which is both more complex and more absorbing. Drawing upon evidence from archives across the world, Veiled Warriors focusses on nurses’ wartime experiences and discusses nurses' work and its contribution to the allied cause between 1914 and 1918, on both the Western and the Eastern Fronts.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Additional info

Please note that there is no car parking and so use city centre car parks or public transport.

Website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society

Getting there

The Museum is situated in the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester and is accessed from Castle Drive opposite the River Dee. There is no car parking available at the venue and so use public transport or Chester city centre car parks.

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