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University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

This project has come out of earlier work with the old Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital (see main Public Engagement page). It draws on resources created during that work, and on current students' own research interests, to explore the history of medicine in Coventry and Warwickshire, and broader themes in the Medical Humanities. Postgraduate students from CHM are undertaking internships at UHCW to further their own research, and to make links between CHM, the hospital, community groups and arts organisations.

panoramic view of University Hospital Cov & Warks

Students who have undertaken an internship:

Rebecca Noble is currently organising a questionnaire and other activities to promote discussion andinformation on 'Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies: mental health in the past and present'.

Sophie Greenway organised an exhibition on growing food, 'Growing Well: A Recent History of Growing Your Own in Coventry', which was displayed in different departments of the hospital over the autumn/winter of 2014/15.

Jane Hand organised a poster exhibition entitled Eating for Health in Wartime and Postwar Britain which was displayed on the ground floor corridor (opposite outpatients) in the main UHCW hospital at Walsgrave from April - September 2014.

Milk - The Backbone of Young Britain

Milk - The Backbone of Young Britain
(Ministry of Food, Welfare Foods Poster c. 1943-1952, reproduced courtesy of the Imperial War MuseumArt. IWM PST 4944)