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History: Medicine and surgery from ancient times to the formation of the NHS

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Start date: 19th Jan 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: SP22094

This course is for anyone interested in general history, the development of knowledge and understanding of healthcare, and an interest in the power of human endeavor, luck, science and technology to shape life

For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

Additional Costs: None

The course aims to offer a basic overview of the most significant developments in medical treatment from ancient times until the creation of the NHS

The course will coverĀ 

By the end of the course students will be inspired at the remarkable developments from which we have benefited and encouraged to explore some topics in greater detail

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

Andrew Ison has been leading courses and delivering lectures for several years, covering a range of topics in History, Politics and Current Affairs. He has had two main careers, firstly as a Catholic Priest and secondly as a secondary school teacher. He has degrees in Economic History from the University of Durham and in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Comillas in Madrid. He also has a PGCE in History from the University of Warwick.
Andy is a story teller, analyst, thinker, questioner, connector and provocateur. He has spent most of his life trying to make sense of the world, occasionally making progress, by looking for patterns, asking questions and developing tentative answers. He has lived a varied life after working in parishes, schools, prisons, hospitals and youth work.

"In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge."

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