People-Powered Medicine: A Symposium on Medicine and the Public, 19th Century to Present
This symposium is being organised by the Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries project ( based at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Registration has now opened for a one-day public symposium investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare from the nineteenth century to the present. The symposium will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE and will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease. See below for a full programme.

This public event will be followed by a drinks reception at the Hunterian Museum. It will be of interest to medical and healthcare practitioners, the public, historians and medical humanities scholars. The event is open to all.

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Tickets £20/15 (Concessions: students, RCS fellows, members, affiliates, those in receipt of jobseekers or disability benefits, Free place for companion accompanying a disabled delegate.)

Ticket includes all refreshments, delegates’ lunch and a post-symposium reception and private view of the museum and the exhibition ‘Vaccination: Medicine and the masses’.
Date: 7 May 2016, 9:00 (Saturday, 2nd week, Trinity 2016)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Speaker to be announced
Organising department: Faculty of English Language and Literature
Organiser: Dr Sally Frampton (Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford)
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Booking required?: Required
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Cost: £20/£15
Audience: Public
Editor: Alyson Slade