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The NHS is Born!

November 15 - November 24

Free

This year the pioneering National Health Service turned 70 years old. This exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection at the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives to provide a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS. It will look at community and occupation health and miners’ medical schemes, regarded as the model for the NHS. The exhibition will include examples of pamphlets published in 1948 to explain the NHS to a public still adjusting to post-war life, alongside items from the collection of Dr Julian Tudor Hart, whose work in Glyncorrwg (a former coal mining village in the Afan Valley) influenced the clinical approach of the NHS.

This event is open from Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 8:00pm. On Friday and Saturday it is open between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Organiser

Swansea University

In partnership with

South Wales Miners’ Library, The Richard Burton Archives

Contact email address

cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 15
End:
November 24
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organiser

Swansea University

Other

Description for print
Marking 70 years of the NHS, this insightful exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection providing a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS.
Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Once Upon a Time, The End
Contact email address
cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk
Event partners
South Wales Miners’ Library, The Richard Burton Archives
Region
Wales
City/town
Swansea
Accessibility information
Wheelchair accessible
Image copyright information
South Wales Miner's Library

Venue

South Wales Miners’ Library
Hendrefoilan Avenue
Swansea, Wales SA2 7NB United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Wheelchair accessible