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 new First World War exhibition provides an insight into what a soldier invalided back from the Front would have found on his return to Cheshire. Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, rural life and social welfare. The Historical Society volunteers, together with contributors from a range of local institutions, have created the initial displays and it is hoped that they will evolve over the four-year commemoration of the conflict.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Museum

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.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum

Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum

  • 4 October 2011 — 9 December 2024 *on now

The everyday and unusual objects from these fields of study and practice forms a permanent collection based at the Riverside Campus in Chester city centre and this is now complemented by a new exhibition: The First World War: Returning Home. Visitors with an interest in health and social care or local history are always welcome to come along and find out more from the volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 18+

Admission

The Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm and for groups of six or more by arrangement only. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society for full details of opening times and associated talks.

Website

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

Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum Returning Home exhibition

The First World War: Returning Home

  • 23 September 2014 — 31 October 2018 *on now

Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, rural life and social welfare. The Historical Society volunteers, together with contributors from a range of local institutions, have created the initial displays and it is hoped that they will evolve over the four-year commemoration of the conflict.

‘Returning Home’ complements the existing collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work in the Riverside Museum which is open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month between 1pm and 4pm. Visitors with an interest in health and social care or local history are always welcome to come along and find out more from the volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

The FHSC Riverside Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm and for groups of six or more by arrangement. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society for full details of opening times and contacts, plus a range of talks.

Website

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

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.

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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