LAMAS 54th Local History Conference

'In Sickness and in Health': The Wellbeing of Londoners through History

Saturday 16 November 2019 - 10.30am – 6.00pm
Weston Theatre, Museum of London


Early Bird (before 31st October)    £12.50
From 1st of November                  £15


10.30    Doors open: registration, and displays by societies

11.00    Opening by Taryn Nixon, President of LAMAS

11.10    Session 1: Institutions

‘Belgian refugees in London’s asylums: the case of Colney Hatch’

– Dr Rob Ellis and Dr Rebecca Gill, University of Huddersfield

            ‘The extraordinary health care history of the Cleveland Street Workhouse’ – Dr Ruth Richardson, King’s College London

12.20    Keynote Lecture:

‘One Deadly Summer – Spanish ‘Flu in London 1918’

– Catharine Arnold, Author, Journalist and Academic

1.20     LAMAS Publication Awards

–introduced by the Chair of the LAMAS Local History Committee

1.30 – 2.30pm Lunch break (andopportunity to browse local society displays)

2.30     Session 2: Nurses and Patients

‘The information legacy of the Nurses Registration Act 1919’

– Teresa Doherty, Royal College of Nursing

‘‘Clamour of need’: London mothers and Paddington Green Open Clinic’ – Prof Sally Alexander, Goldsmiths, University of London

3.45 – 4.15pm Refreshment break (tea and coffee provided)

4.15     Session 3: Diseases and Cures

‘The Plague-Endemic Experience in the Suburban Environs of Early Stuart London’ – Aaron Columbus, Birkbeck, University of London

‘Half-Lives: The people who sold Radium’

– Lucy Jane Santos, Writer and Historian

5.30      Closing remarks