Jack Bulbulia's Nursing Project

Jack Bulbulia came to George Marshall Medical Museum during February half-term to learn more about nurses during the First World War. We showed him some of our displays, and gave him lots of lovely research booklets including information about Spanish Flu and medicine in Worcestershire between 1914-1918. We’re so pleased to report that Jack was not only awarded a Commendation Award by his school for all of his hard work, but he also brought the project in for us to see!

We loved it so much we’ve scanned a few pages for you all to see (including his speech notes, which are BRILLIANT!).

Well done, Jack!

The Mayor's 8th Annual Medical Lecture

‘Man and Machine in perfect Harmony -     A brief history of UK dialysis’ by Doctor Stephen Spencer

Consultant Physician and Nephrologist to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jabbar Riaz, would like to invite you to this year’s Annual Medical Lecture at the Guildhall on Tuesday 16th April 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Tickets are £10.00 (students £5.00), to include a glass of wine/soft drink, available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall and the Mayor’s Office – civicoffice@worcester.gov.uk  or tel. 01905 722001.

All proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s Charities – Worcester Community Trust, Worcester Live and St Richard’s Hospice

Free resource about Spanish Flu


George Marshall Medical Museum (GMMM) is delighted to have hosted a British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Engagement Fellowship during 2018. Supported by the BSHS, this project enabled us to work with a postgraduate student to carry out research into the Worcestershire story of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19, drawing on the unique collections at the museum and public archives.

Laura Robson-Mainwaring produced the final booklet, in collaboration with the Museum, and this is available for you to download free, here. Simply click here and a new window will open for your download (1.7mb).

This research booklet supports a touring exhibition from The Florence Nightingale Museum, who secured Wellcome Trust Funding for an exhibition and events programme about the Influenza Pandemic, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Queen Mary University London. George Marshall Medical Museum will be hosting the touring exhibition about this project during 2019, and research and activities about this deadly pandemic will continue.

With further funding for engagement programmes from the BSHS, we have also created a KS2 workshop, called “Out do the Flu”. Please contact us to book this workshop, which we will be offering for free to Worcestershire’s schools during 2019 (max 30/class).