Arts & Cultural events at the University


HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUALITY LAW BY KARON MONAGHAN QC, MATRIX CHAMBERS

Date: 7 Nov 6–7.30pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

The University of Worcester’s School of Law is delighted to welcome Karon Monaghan QC who will be talking about an aspect of human rights / equality law. She is a leading equality lawyer and has acted in extremely high-profile cases such as the French Burqa ban and the challenge to allow opposite sex couples to apply for civil partnerships.


SUFFRAGE TEA BY PROFESSOR MAGGIE ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER (PART OF THE BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL)

Date: 19 Nov 1–4pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Croome Park, High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW

100 years ago Edwardian suffragette campaigners spread their message by holding ‘suffragette teas’, this is your opportunity to join in all the fun they had. Play suffragette board games, view an exhibition, design badges and banners, buy a little jam or sample suffragette themed cakes and chat to those studying and writing about women’s suffrage. All will take place at Croome Park, a National Trust Property so can you can also learn about the house’s own Hidden Suffragette Heroine – Sophia Duleep Sing who was a keen member of the Women’s Social and Political Union. Her brother married the daughter of the ninth Earl of Coventry and the owner of Croome Park.


SUFFRAGE TALK AND TASTE BY PROFESSOR MAGGIE ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER (PART OF THE BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL)

Date: 20 Nov 2–4pm Admission: FREE Location: St. Swithun’s Church, Church Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH

A talk exploring the significance of food, cooking and recipes for many suffrage campaigners and tasting recipes that suffrage campaigners included in their fund raising cookery books. There will also be the opportunity to see inside St. Swithun’s Church, an impressive Grade I listed Georgian building located in the heart of Worcester. It has an outstanding interior, retaining all the furnishings of its time, including box pews, early English organ and rare three decker pulpit.


WORLD WAR 1 ARMISTICE DAY TALKS

Date: 11 Nov 1–3.30pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

Worcestershire played its role during the First World War. At The Hive this Armistice Day you can hear about three medical areas that impacted the county. Suitable for all ages and interests, the speakers are experts in their topic and will engage you with their enthusiasm for the content:

• Stretcher Bearers and the Casualty Evacuation Chain – by Emily Mayhew

• Dr Martha Stewart the First Female Resident Medical Officer, Worcester Infirmary – by Rebecca Wynter

• Research into Medical Developments in Worcestershire in WW1 – by Alice Brumby

Book your place at http://www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets


STUDY HAPPY FAIR

Date: 15 Nov 11am–5pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier, smarter. Come along to meet local wellbeing practitioners, learn techniques to help you combat study stress and even try your hand at energy-boosting activity sessions. This event is open to all but is aimed particularly at sixth form, further education and University students.


Arts and Culture Now AW17

Welcome to the latest news about what’s happening in Arts and Culture Now. Over the next few months, we’re presenting a very exciting and eclectic mix of film, theatre, exhibitions, lectures and conferences.

Download your copy now!

www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/arts-and-culture

The Infirmary – Event this weekend

Saturday 9 September at The Infirmary:

This Heritage Open Day event gives visitors the opportunity to see former nurses’ home Mulberry House and discover its nursing history. Find out about the daily lives of the nurses who lived there and explore the history of nursing through guided tours of the house and the former Worcester Royal Infirmary. You’ll also have a chance to explore The Infirmary Museum. This event is free and exclusive to Heritage Open Day so don’t miss out!

Tours are available at 11am, 1pm and 2pm and will last approximately 40 minutes each.

Free places on the tour can be booked at www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Museums at Night Tour: Museum of Lies

Friday 19 May

Museums at Night is an annual celebration of Museums and gives them an opportunity to open late and do something unusual. This year The Infirmary is giving you a tour with a twist. Some information will be fact and some will be fiction. Earn prizes and pride by working out what has been slipped in to deceive and what has been left in to inform.

A glass of juice or wine will be available before tours start; 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

FREE and we recommend you book a place through: bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

City Campus
Castle Street
University of Worcester
Worcester
WR1 3AS

Tel: 01905 542373

M.Macleod@worc.ac.uk
www.MedicalMuseum.org.uk

Museums at Night

Friday May 19th

Museums at Night is an annual celebration of Museums and gives them an opportunity to open late and do something unusual. This year The Infirmary is giving you a tour with a twist. Some information will be fact and some will be fiction. Earn prizes and pride by working out what has been slipped in to deceive and what has been left in to inform.

A glass of juice or wine will be available before tours start; 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

FREE and we recommend you book a place through bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Museums at Night

Friday May 19th

Museums at Night is an annual celebration of Museums and gives them an opportunity to open late and do something unusual. This year The Infirmary is giving you a tour with a twist. Some information will be fact and some will be fiction. Earn prizes and pride by working out what has been slipped in to deceive and what has been left in to inform.

A glass of juice or wine will be available before tours start; 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

FREE and we recommend you book a place through bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Medicine in the post-genomic age at The Infirmary

infinite-possibilities-hqDr Mike Wheeler, Senior Lecturer in Biology will present what impact has been seen in medicine since 2001 when 90% of the human genome was sequenced. From the “blunderbuss” approach of early medicine to the possibilities of personalised medicine this talk will share the current state of science and medicine using comparisons to previous advances of medicine and consider the ethics.

The Infirmary, City Campus, Tuesday 14 March, 7pm

Free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/infinite-possibility-science-and-medicine-in-the-post-genomic-age-tickets-31284267085

Events at The Infirmary

escape-the-infirmaryAttached is an advert for a new opportunity to test your wits by escaping from The Infirmary using the clues and puzzles to break the code within an hour. Teams consist of 5-8 friends/family, £72 per group with 10% discount for staff and students of the University. Tickets can be booked at bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Attached also is the Infirmary events flyer for 2017.

Worcester Business School – Media Lab projects update

markDuring September, the Worcester Media Lab have successfully completed a website project for the Infirmary Museum. Mark Macleod, the head of the Infirmary, came to us with a need of uploading a patient database and creating a search engine page that links with the existing webpage. http://medicalmuseum.org.uk/research-6-powick-hospital-patients The database contains details of approximately 9000 patients from the Victorian Mental Hospital at Powick and is accompanied by huge amounts of information and images that can now be viewed by the public after 100 years. The Media Lab needed to provide database management and user experience (UX) skills to enable visitors to search for information as easily as possible. This has provided a great opportunity for two computing students to undertake this work and develop some great portfolio evidence. The process included regular meetings with Mark in order to understand the current problems in searching for this information and functionality required for the researchers of the collection.

The project took two months in total, including finding suitable hosting arrangements for the database and Mark has been happy to provide the following testimonial.

If you have a project in your department that you haven’t managed to get off the drawing board, we can also offer a match funded budget during the current academic year of up to £500 to realise this. Feel free to pop down to see us at Charles Hastings CH LG 018 at City Campus for a chat, or contact us in any of the following ways:

Website: www.worcestermedialab.com

Email: info@worcestermedialab.com

Phone: 01905 54 2817

Heritage Open Day Saturday 10th September 11-3

Heritage Open Day poster 2 mmThe Infirmary Museum

Heritage Open Day Saturday 10th September 11-3

Tours at 11, 1 and 3 All Free

On September 10th, The Infirmary is opening part of the university campus up as part of the Heritage Open Days national festival. It is an exciting opportunity for people to have a look around the former nurse’s home, Mulberry House, with an experienced tour guide! Many of our tour guides have previously worked at the Worcester Royal Infirmary at some point in their lives, so it gives it a much more personal touch! There’s lots of other venues in the area opening their doors too, have an adventure this weekend.

All events are free and we recommend you book a seat through bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

 

The Infirmary Museum events

The second of three public talks will be on 21st July at 7pm. Dr Wendy Toon from the University’s Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts will share her research. During World War II in response to the ‘disease’ of Nazism, American experts became the Doctors and the German people and nation the patients. But how were the Nazis diagnosed?

Family Activity Days return to The Infirmary on 25-28th July 10am-2pm. Free activities around medicine in movies, books and TV shows. Suitable for children aged 6+ accompanied by adults for fun family time.

All events are free and we recommend you book a seat through bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Poster Summer 2016

Natural Born Killers: The Immune Cell vs Cancer

Natural Born Killers - Portrait (MS)Free talk at the Infirmary, City Campus
By Dr Steve Coles, Institute of Science and the Environment
23rd June. 7pm

In this free talk, Dr Steve Coles explores cancer cells’ evolution to resist natural killer cells, and how biomedical research aims to address this issue.

Book your free place: www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Friday tours of the Charles Hastings building

Every Friday lunch time in May staff are invited to join a tour of the Charles Hastings building. Find out about the building’s history, why there used to be a brewery in the cellar and what Charles Hastings did that was so important.

Please sign up for one of the tours here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-infirmary-tour-tickets-24920148836

Infirmary Book Club this Wednesday

FRANKENSTEIN BOOK DISCUSSIONThe Infirmary’s next event is Reading & Recuperation: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Book Club: 23rd March, 7pm-8pm.

Discuss the classic book through the eyes of medical history. What knowledge could Shelley have of the human body? What do you know about prosthetics and transplants that she didn’t?

Want to join us but can’t travel? There’s a closed Facebook group to continue the conversation, email M.Macleod@worc.ac.uk for an invitation to join in.

The Infirmary Museum New Events Season

Infirmary trifold events 2016

The University and The Infirmary Museum had a good moment this week appearing on Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo. The episode aired 18th January and can be seen on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06yjwfs/great-british-railway-journeys-series-7-11-birmingham-to-worcester with the main feature 22 minutes in!

The Infirmary is also pleased to announce a new season of Events starting with 16th February along with other heritage venues in the city which celebrate #LoveWorcester http://www.visitworcestershire.org/worcester/Love-Worcester.aspx for February half term. Leaflets available in the museum and throughout the city.

Events are for staff, students, local schools, community groups and individuals. We are happy to give private tours to colleagues and offer a range of topics for workshops for students including handling objects, history and a growing knowledge of STEM elements.

Please do get in touch with Mark Macleod if any enquiries. M.Macleod@worc.ac.uk

Heritage Open Day: Nursing Through The Ages

It wasn’t all bedpans and bandages! Tour former nurses’ home Mulberry House and discover the history behind its walls.

City Campus, Saturday 12th September 11am – 4pm

Free Event

Discover the history of former nurses’ home Mulberry House. Find out about the daily lives of the nurses who lived there and explore the history of nursing through activities, guided tours of the House and the former Worcester Royal Infirmary, opportunities to speak with former nurses and a chance to explore The Infirmary Museum.

Tours at 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Do you have what it takes to be a Medical Officer and decide the fate of injured soldiers? Find out by visiting the First World War bell tent on the University’s lawn. Play the Casualty Clearing Station Board Game and learn about life and death on the front lines.

For more details contact Mark Macleod or Ann Clohessy at 01905 542373 or InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk and @InfirmaryWorc or The Infirmary Worcester’s Facebook page.