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Pybus Podcast Collection

The Pybus Podcast Collection is an archive of audio recordings taken from the Pybus Seminar Series, a programme of public seminars sponsored by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, Newcastle University and supported by the Wellcome Trust.  The distinguished speakers represent a wide range of research areas within the History of Medicine.

For details about forthcoming Pybus Seminars, please visit the Events page. 

For more information about each seminar and to listen to individual podcasts, please use the links below. 


'Tropical Training for Colonial Nurses: 1899 - 1960'

Dr Rosemary Wall (Imperial College London and King's College London)

Wednesday 9 May 2012


'The Drug Trade in Colonial India'

Dr Nandini Bhattacharya (University of Leicester) 

Wednesday 16 November 2011


'The body in pain and tales of redemption and damnation during the wars of religion'

Dr Luc Racaut (
Newcastle University)

Wednesday 19 October 2011


'“Stand Up Straight”: Posture and the Meanings Attributed to the Upright Body'

Prof Sander L. Gilman (Emory University)

Wednesday 12 October 2011


'Collecting Knowledge for the Family: Household Recipe Books in Early Modern England '

Dr Elaine Leong (University of Cambridge)  

Wednesday 8 June 2011


'The Hospital Crisis in Post-War Britain and France: Leeds and Lille, 1918-28'

Prof Barry Doyle (University of Huddersfield)

Wednesday 25 May 2011


'Madness and Passions in Early Modern Spain'

Dr Elena Carrera (Queen Mary, University of London)

Wednesday 4 May 2011