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Infirmary Medical Museum to Host Taster Event Ahead of Mayor's Medical Lecture

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Members of the public will get the chance to find out more about Worcester’s surgical past at a special ‘taster’ event at The Infirmary Medical Museum, ahead of Worcester’s third annual Mayor’s Medical Lecture at the end of this month.

The lecture – ‘Surgeons, War and Worcester’ – will be delivered by the former President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Mr John Black, at the Guildhall on Wednesday April 30.

On April 23, between 5pm and 7pm, members of the public will be able to see where surgery was performed and learn about the tools of the trade, at The Infirmary, the interactive medical museum based on the site of one of the country’s oldest infirmaries at the University of Worcester’s City Campus.

Exhibits will include a trench coat and army issue kit bag which formerly belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Goddard, a surgeon who operated on wounded soldiers during the Boer War and First World War as a medical officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Tourniquets, splints and a surgical field kit dating back to the 1900s will also be on display.

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Pat Agar, said: “I am very grateful to The Infirmary for hosting this hands-on taster visit which will offer us all a fascinating insight into the history of surgery.

“I am looking forward to Mr Black’s lecture the following week and I am sure that this visit will set the scene perfectly.”

The Infirmary’s taster evening is a free, drop-in event, with no booking required. Tickets for the Mayor’s Medical Lecture are available from the Tourist Information Centre, the Mayor’s Office on 01905 722001, and The Infirmary.

For more information about the taster evening, or The Infirmary, contact Mark Macleod on 01905 542 373 or at m.macleod@worc.ac.uk