Public Lecture- The North Wales Hospital, Denbigh

This information is shared from the Denbighshire Archives blog, and is sure to be of great interest to many people.

Denbighshire Archives

Thursday 17th October 2013, 6pm-7.30pm

Staff at Denbighshire Archives are hosting an evening of talks about the history of the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh. The main collection of records is held at the record office in Ruthin Gaol and is one of the best collections of nineteenth and twentieth century asylum records in the country, reflecting changes and development in treatments and attitudes towards of mental illness.

Dr Pamela Michael, lecturer in Health Studies and Social Policy at Bangor University, will be talking about the history of the hospital with particular emphasis on the role of women as staff and patients. Her research interests are in Welsh women’s history, the history of social policy, and health and mental illness in Wales; she published a study on the care and treatment of the mentally ill in North Wales, 1800-2000 (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2003).

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