Northern Centre for the History of Medicine

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The Northern Centre for the History of Medicine is a partnership between the medical historians at
Durham University and Newcastle University. It was founded in 2003 and is supported by
the Wellcome Trust.


Aims of the Northern Centre

The Northern Centre promotes research in the History of Medicine of the highest international quality. It aims at consolidating and expanding the critical mass and further promotes research synergies in the subject (locally, nationally and internationally).

The Centre provides undergraduate teaching and postgraduate training programmes (at Masters and PhD level) comprehensively covering medical history from antiquity until the 20th century and thus nurturing a new generation of History of Medicine scholars. Members of the Northern Centre strengthen the History of Medicine component in the medical curriculum and enhance historical awareness among members of the medical profession.

The Northern Centre supports effective outreach and public engagement across the region.