Monkey Glands and Moisturisers: Anti-ageing in Modern Britain | University of Oxford

Monkey Glands and Moisturisers: Anti-ageing in Modern Britain

Speaker
Dr James Stark
Event date
Event time
16:00 - 17:00
Venue
Christ Church
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DP
Venue details

Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Dr Jamie Stark is a Research Fellow in the history of medicine at the University of Leeds. Based in the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science his main area of research is the history of medicine since 1850, especially infectious diseases and the relationship between medicine, the biological sciences and associated technologies.

His current research focuses on the role of patenting, ownership, and the marketplace in early twentieth-century medicine and healthcare, the practice of chemical disinfection in British homes in the age of germ theories, and the urban-rural relationship surrounding the supply of fresh water to Leeds in the nineteenth century.