Newcastle University has an international reputation for its research and teaching in the History of Greek and Roman Medicine and its reception in the medieval and early modern period. The foundation for this was laid by Mr James Longrigg, who retired in 1998. The subject is currently taught by:
In September 2000, Classics hosted the first international research seminar Approaches to Ancient Medicine, which is continued on an annual basis (in co-operation with Reading University). In August 2002, we hosted the XIth conference in the prestigious triennial series 'Colloque International Hippocratique' on the topic Hippocrates in Context.
We also host the Pybus Research Seminars in the History of Medicine. Newcastle University also hosts the seminars of the Pybus Society for the History of Medicine (co-ordinated by Dr Elizabeth Lazenby).