Author Archives: Hannah Kershaw

“Injections ‘While You Dance’”

  ‘Injections “while you dance”, Manchester Guardian (8 April 1959), p. 4. An “injections-while-you-dance” scheme is to be operated in Bristol to encourage immunisation among the under 25s’, noted the Manchester Guardian on 8 April 1959. ‘In clubs and halls … Continue reading

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A Birthday Card Competition for the National Survey Health and Development

A Birthday Card Competition for the National Survey of Health and Development The Medical Research Council’s National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) is Britain’s longest running birth cohort study. It has been collecting information about the health and life circumstances of its study members … Continue reading

‘It’s more complicated than that…’ an occasional blog post series

‘It’s more complicated than that…’ is a common academic refrain.  How many times have you watched a TV programme or read a newspaper article that touches on an area you know about and shouted (probably to no-one in particular): ‘but … Continue reading

Remembering the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign

Remembering and thinking critically about the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign An ‘It’s more complicated than that’ blog post In 1986 the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) launched the AIDS-education campaign, ‘Don’t aid AIDS’, often recollected as the … Continue reading

Vaccinations – ‘It’s more complicated than that’

Vaccinations – ‘It’s more complicated than that’ John Oliver tackled vaccination on his HBO series Last Week Tonight British satirist John Oliver tackled vaccination on the 25 June episode of his HBO series Last Week Tonight. There has been a … Continue reading