We have an international reputation for our research and teaching in the History of Medicine and have been notably successful in raising Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme and Research Council funding.
The medical historians at Newcastle:
We offer innovative undergraduate teaching, providing an extensive range of modules in the subject of Medical History, and for students of the Medical School. At taught postgraduate level we offer the MA in the History of Medicine. The range of research interests covered by our staff make Newcastle an ideal place for pursuing a research degree.
History of Medicine cultivates a vibrant culture - with a regular public seminar series sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, featuring distinguished speakers from across the world, and hosting the prestigious International Hippocrates Colloquium in 2002.
We are a partner (with Durham University) in the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine which is one of the top centres for History of Medicine in the UK. Activities comprise a co-ordinated research programme, joint workshops for MA students (from both universities), a number of PhD projects, a series of joint seminars, workshops and conferences and visiting fellowships. We also maintain active links with major research centres in the UK ( Bristol, Cambridge, London, Reading, Manchester, Oxford, Warwick) and abroad (Berne, Lausanne, Leiden, Madrid, Mainz, Munich, Naples, Paris, Pisa, Venice, Zurich).