mon27feb11:00 ammon5:00 pmFeaturedSymposium: Architecture & Health, 1660-1830 Georgian Group Symposium11:00 am - 5:00 pm St Bartholomew's Hospital, West SmithfieldBook Now

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This event has been rescheduled from the 13 December 2022

£70/£35 (student ticket)

Following successful symposia held by the Group in previous years, on the Adam Brothers, James Gibbs, Women and Architecture and Georgian London Revisited (online), this year’s symposium will address Architecture and Health in the long eighteenth century. Appropriately, it will be held in James Gibbs’s Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s, an institution celebrating its 900th anniversary.

A series of short papers by both established and younger scholars, and from a range of disciplines, will examine how and where medicine was studied and debated, how knowledge was disseminated and how healthcare was provided in what spaces and through what mechanisms.

The symposium will be held from 11am to 5pm and will be led by Ann-Marie Akehurst. Tickets include a buffet lunch and reception. A limited number of student tickets are available here.

11.30 Welcome
11.35-12.50 Session 1: Enduring Appeal: Classical St Bartholemew’s
11.35 Ann-Marie Akehurst: Bart’s Cutting Ward, 1691: It’s not by Hooke, Is it? Is it?
11.55 Dan Cruickshank: Bart’s Great Hall
12.15 Will Palin: Waking a Sleeping Giant: The Rescue and Repair of the North Wing at St Bartholomew’s Hospital
12.35 Discussion: Christine Stevenson
12.50-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-15.00 Exploring St Bartholomew’s
Will Palin: The Hogarth Stair
Tour of Archives & Museum
15.15-16.35 Session 2: Outside the Hospital Precincts
India Wright: The Spa at Hampstead: How Health Shaped a Hilltop Town
Tessa Murdoch: La Providence: The French Protestant Hospital, Clerkenwell in 1742
Allan Brodie: Georgian Margate a Landscape and a Townscape
Sue Berry: Health Facilities in Brighton 1750-1830
Discussion: Geoffrey Tyack
16.50 Closing remarks: Christine Stevenson & David Adshead
17.00 Drinks Reception


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(Monday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Smithfield

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