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Locating the Association of Anaesthetists in Doctoropolis

Locating the Association of Anaesthetists in Doctoropolis

Thursday 29 September, 18:00 - 19:30

21 Portland Place and Zoom

In this talk, art and architectural historian Ann-Marie Akehurst will discuss the many homes of the Association of Anaesthetists since their establishment in 1932.

Intertwined with histories of the expansion of early modern London and the rise of the medical professions, she will explore some of the decision making behind the choice of location for the Association, from Lincoln’s Inn Fields to 21 Portland Place, and set that within the context of why certain areas of London were considered more desirable by medical institutions.

Meet the speaker
As a second career, Ann-Marie Akehurst received her Ph.D. from the University of York where she formerly taught Art and Architectural History. She is now an independent researcher, affiliated to the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a Trustee of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

Between 2020-21, in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, Ann-Marie convened a seminar series on Spaces of Sickness and Wellbeing at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. She speaks internationally and has published on sacred space, urban identity, and the architecture of health in early modern Britain and Europe. She is presently under contract to Routledge to co-edit a volume on the Art of Contagion from 1750 and is organising a Symposium on Architecture and Health 1660-1830 to be held at Bart’s Hospital on 3 November for the Georgian Group.

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First 20 bookings - 20% discount - code HF2B004

In person:
Members: £12
Non-members: £15
Honorary members: Free
Concessions (student, disabled, job seeker): £11.25

Members and non-members: £5
Honorary members: Free
Free Concessions (student, disabled, job seeker): £3.75 

Last minute booking rates apply (see event page for details).