Exploring Histories of Health and Medicine in Oxford
This project looks at historical practices of medicine and healthcare in and around Oxford, encouraging engagement with the diverse range of histories of health and medicine that can be found within the city. We will focus on some of the more complex, challenging, and understudied aspects to that history, exploring issues such as imperialism and medicine, healthcare inequalities and the experiences of healthcare students and professionals who came to train and work in the city. The website will offer an opportunity to reflect on the continuing relevance of these themes to the University, the city and beyond. Content will include five-minute reads, oral history interviews, interactive maps, and teaching and learning resources for secondary school students. Community historians, local citizens, students, early career scholars and healthcare practitioners will be invited to contribute their expertise and experiences to the project. The final web resource is envisioned as an educational and public engagement resource that will be accessible to all.