Taking London’s Pulse (or what I’ve learned from medical officers of health reports)

Event Details

Speaker: Ross MacFarlane (Wellcome Collection)

Time:  6.00 pm

Created in 2012 as part of the Wellcome Collection’s digitisation work, the microsite ‘London’s Pulse’ brought together over 5000 reports from London’s public health officials from the 1850s to the 1970s.  In this talk, Ross MacFarlane will talk about the wide range of research inspired by the site and the often surprising history of the capital that ‘London’s Pulse’ contains.

Ross MacFarlane is a Research Development Specialist at the Wellcome Collection and a professional archivist by background.  Since 2010, Ross has led on projects that promote Wellcome’s library, particularly to academic audiences.  He has researched, lectured and written on a range of topics stemming from Wellcome’s collections and presented at a range of conferences and workshops.  His publications include articles and reviews for magazines and journals such as The Lancet, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, Folklore and Fortean Times.  His most recent publication is a contribution on the ‘fossil hunter’ Mary Annning in Women in the History of Science: A Sourcebook (UCL Press, 2023).

Who can attend:  Open to all
Cost: £10.00
Dress code:  Smart casual
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