Trinity Term 2012 Seminar Series
At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford
Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith
Week 1 – 23 April
Vanessa Heggie, University of Cambridge
‘A New History of Bioprospecting: Technology and Physiology from Pemmican to Vibrams’
Vanessa Heggie is a teaching associate at Cambridge University’s Department of History of Philosophy of Science. Her research interests arethe history of medicine & the life sciences generally 1800–present; scientific exploration, expeditions, and extreme environments; Polar expeditions, space travel and mountaineering; the history of physiology; field and laboratory relationships; topics relating to exercise, including sports medicine, sports science, and the Olympics; eugenics; health and lifestyle; public health and social medicine (esp. for the 19thC).
She has recently published a book entitled ‘A History of British Sports Medicine‘, which is available to consult in the Wellcome Unit Library at shelfmark RC1210 HEG 2011 and a copy is also available to be requested from the Bodleian’s bookstacks.
Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt
All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand. Please contact Elise Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at