Three score and ten: the NHS on film over seventy years
As Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) marks its seventieth birthday, join us on the anniversary of the ‘Appointed Day’ to watch a selection of films from throughout its history. The films, from 1948 up to the present day, illustrate the continuity and change in the lifetime of “the closest thing the English people have now to a religion” (Nigel Lawson).
Providing expert comment on the films will be Dr Jane Hand, historian and research fellow on University of Warwick’s Cultural History of the NHS project; historian Andrew Seaton from New York University, whose PhD thesis explores the political, social, and cultural history of the NHS; and Professor Pauline Allen, drawing on her experience studying the NHS as Professor of Health Services Organisation at LSHTM to give a contemporary perspective.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception. Free to attend but registration is required.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust and organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM.