SPANISH FLU IN WORCESTERSHIRE
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).