09 July 2012
Our group at the People's Palace
On Sunday 17 June, at the People's Palace in Glasgow, the Centre held a family day of activities as part of the Glasgow Science Festival on the theme of The Health of a City: Glasgow 1860s-1960s. In collaboration with Glasgow Museums, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Archive and Glasgow Caledonian University Research Collections, the organisers produced an Exhibition in the beautiful Winter Gardens adjoining the museum; held screenings of old black and white health promotion films which were introduced by one of our PhD students, David Black; and provided fun activities for children including a chance to wash clothes in an old 'Steamie'. The Glasgow Science Festival was gven excellent media coverage and the Centre's event was highlighted by STV News and by the Herald newspaper.
The Centre's event at the People's Palace attracted more than 1,100 people and proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable day! Some of the comments that were received afterwards are noted below:-
"Very informative! I actually recall some of the exhibits - thanks from Canada."
"It was awesome and amzing fun."
"I enjoyed making the badge"- Charlie aged 7 from Polmont.
"Very intereseting (especially the City Health film) as a 50- something man who grew up in the city I had not realised the multiple, coordinated interventions which contributed to my good helath. Brought back memories of Mum and Dad."
"It was very interesting and fun."