Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

09:30 for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 7th February 2015

At this seminar, held at the prestigious and internationally important Wellcome Collection building in London, we shall be investigating many aspects of records about medical matters, medical professionals and institutions such as hospitals and asylums.

Programme (Revised December 2014)

09:30 - 10:00Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:10Welcome to the Seminar – Richard Heaton
10:10 - 10:50Hunt the medical ancestor: the development of the medical professions and their records, Part 1 – Dr Christopher Hilton (Wellcome Senior Archivist)
10:50 - 11:00Comfort Break
11:00 - 12:00Hunt the medical ancestor: the development of the medical professions and their records, Part 2 – Dr Christopher Hilton (Wellcome Senior Archivist)
12:00 - 13:15Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:15Asylum Records – Elizabeth Finn (Collections Development Officer, Kent County Council)
14:15 - 15:15Catholic Medical Care Records and Records held by Private Archives – Carmen M Mangion PhD
15:15 - 15:45Tea break
15:45 - 16:45Find the Midwife - Midwives' Records – Penny Hutchins (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Archivist and Organisation Records Manager)
16:45 Close of Seminar

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

Seminar cost including refreshments is 18.00. Lunch is not included but there are a number of lunch venues in the immediate vicinity.

We would like to ensure that any disabled delegate can participate fully in this event. Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email seminar-booking@one-name.org.


The Wellcome Collection Conference Centre is on the south side of Euston Road, almost opposite Euston mainline station and just a few minutes walk from Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith+City lines) and Euston (Victoria and Northern Lines) underground stations.

Please see the Joining Instructions provided.


This seminar is now fully booked, and regrettably we have had to close bookings in advance of the official closing date. Please email to check if there have been any cancellations or to be added to the waiting list.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from .

¹Please note, when booking on a seminar either by post or online, the Guild's "Distance Selling" terms and conditions.

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