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Date and time
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Professor Ewan Wilkinson, University of Chester

Jack Wilkinson (1918–2015) grew up in poverty as the only child of a single mother.  Sponsored through his medical training, he saw action in the 8th Army in WW2 as part of the Royal Army Medical Corps.  As a medical missionary in East Africa, where he met his wife, he faced the challenges of running isolated rural hospitals, coping with any medical emergency which arrived at the door. The Mau Mau rebellion added extra tensions.

In Kenya, as well as coping with all kinds of medical problems, he began publishing his medical research and received his MD. He developed a reputation for careful analysis and being an effective chairman, receiving commissions from the Church of Scotland which took him on overseas assignments to a number of different countries.  He later obtained a theology degree.

When he returned to Scotland he worked as a community medicine specialist in the NHS.  He wrote extensively on the interface between medicine and theology, publishing many articles and books.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Admission free but booking necessary for seating and refreshment purposes (tea, coffee and cake will be provided).

Please contact fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 512095 to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus. Access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. Further details on parking and transport options are available on our How to Find Us page.

The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1-4pm, free admission and no booking necessary.

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Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom