2016 Events

From Collecting Curiosities to Celebrating Diversity


Wednesday, 16 March 2016


13.15 - 14.00


Medical School



Join Dr June Jones, College Lead on Diversity and Head of the Repatriation Programme, and Professor Jonathan Reinarz, Professor of the History of Medicine, for a tour of the current Medical School exhibition which highlights the amazing achievements of UoB alumni.

Learn more about the work of Professor Arthur Thomson and Professor Thomas Adeoye Lambo, each strategic in developing Nigerian health care, the work of Dr Arshya Vahabzadeh in developing google glasses for children with autism, and the first female President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dame Hilda Lloyd. Amongst our famous alumni, there are also hidden treasures, such as the student known as ‘Llandudno’ – a refugee from war-torn Vietnam who applied to continue his medical education at Birmingham.

The exhibition also celebrates Maori and Salinan Native American repatriations undertaken over the last four years by University of Birmingham, the only UK institution to proactively contact indigenous groups to offer to return skulls held as part of its ancient anatomy collection.
Presented by the History of Medicine Unit in partnership with the Institute of Clinical Sciences.