Threads and Yarns Presentations
- What:Special Events
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
SPECIAL EVENT: See a display of work created as part of Threads and Yarns, an intergenerational textile project exploring personal accounts of health and well-being over the past 75 years since the founding of the Wellcome Trust. Specialist talks will take place during the day.
Presentations & Speakers
Introduction to the project and overview of the day
Amy Sanders, Wellcome Trust and Jo Morrison, Central St. Martins
Seniors and Student panel
Threads and Yarns workshop participants share their stories of health and well-being, and reflect upon their experience of the workshops.
'Only connect: Thinking about psychology, medicine and history'
Dr Rhodri Hayward, Wellcome Award Lecturer in the History of Medicine at Queen Mary University of London
'Exercise, sport and healthy living, from 1930-2011'
Dr Vanessa Heggie, Research fellow at University of Cambridge
'Changes in the care of children over the past 75 years'
Dr Alasdair Parker, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist,University of Cambridge
'Population health and health services: what do the transcripts tell us?'
Dr Martin Gorsky, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
'Food and Health in times of scarcity and plenty'
Dr Matthew Smith, Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde
'Black Treacle, onion porridge and the famous Mr Foster: Recollections of chemists, medicines and other remedies 1935-1965'
Dr Stuart Anderson, Reader in the Social History of Pharmacy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
'Moving Stories: Exploring Threads and Yarns through Wellcome Film'
Dr Ross MacFarlane, Research Officer, Wellcome Library
'Crafting a Response' (Short Film)
Dr Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Graduate Studies,V&A
'Feel x scent: Fabric of Science'
Dr Jenny Tillotson, Researcher, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design