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.