Wednesday 24th August 2022 | 7pm to 8.30pm | Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary Museum, old Royal Infirmary Entrance in Cathedral Square. Disabled access via main hospital entrance off Castle Street.
Join us for an exclusive live recording event of a new episode of GCHT’s very own podcast, ‘If Glasgow’s Walls Could Talk, Series 2’.
‘If Glasgow’s Walls Could Talk’ explores the relationships between the city’s historic buildings and places and its communities. Each episode focuses on a specific area or type of building, not only from a historical and architectural point of view, but also from the perspective of the community. The informal yet informative style of the podcast has engaged a wide range of listeners, with over 4000 downloads since the launch of the first series in October 2021.
This event will consist of a live recording of a new episode about the rich heritage of historic hospitals in Glasgow, with a focus on the Royal Infirmary. You will have the chance to listen to GCHT Deputy Director Niall Murphy interviewing Dr Hilary Wilson and Dr Kate Stevens, both Trustees of Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary is a charity established in May 2020 with the aim of celebrating the history of Glasgow’s oldest hospital. The Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary Museum was founded in May 2022.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary hospital opened its doors in 1794 and has a fascinating history with multiple discoveries made within its walls. Many of these have had an impact worldwide, such as the setting up of the first X ray Department in the world, Joseph Lister’s discovery of antiseptic, William Macewen’s first successful brain surgery, and Rebecca Strong’s revolutionary nursing training.
The charity has a commitment to sustainability and has a gardening project at the hospital, with four beehives and plans for a ‘health, heritage and honey’ trail.
£7 per person, concessions £5
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