Our NHS: A history of Britain's best-loved institution
Today, the National Health Service (NHS) frequently appears at the top of opinion polls as the thing that makes people 'most proud to be British'. But why did this part of the welfare state attract this acclaim? Drawing on his new book, the historian Andrew Seaton reveals the surprising story of the NHS's past, encompassing initial public misgivings, repeated crises and political contests, and its popular celebration through occasions like anniversaries in the twenty-first century.
About the speaker: Andrew Seaton is a historian of modern Britain. He writes about political history, social history, and the history of medicine and the environment. Andrew gained his undergraduate degree in history at Mansfield College, an MA at King's College London, and his doctorate at New York University. He has recently published his first book, which has the same title of this talk. Committed to bringing his research to a public audience, Andrew has appeared in the Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times and radio programmes such as Radio 4's 'Start the Week'.
Date: Friday 20 October 2023, 5:30pm
Venue: Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium
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