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The Journeys Through Health History project is a joint venture between historians working in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare at Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities and local school teachers and archivists. Together we aim to impact upon the teaching and engaging with History, Geography and Modern Studies at S1 and S2 levels.

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Links available for the History of Health and Glasgow in the 19th and 20th Century

 New content, links and resources on the history of health in Glasgow!

Links / Resources available for teaching on Immunisation: Vaccination, Variolation and Inoculation.

 Short article outlining links and resources for lessons focused on the history of vaccination. 

The Big Picture - New Website

The excellent Big Picture Resource page from the Wellcome Trust has moved!  Go to the below link for over 1,200 educational resources that you can filter by topic, education level or type.




We have a wide range or resources for teachers working in Social Studies, including games, maps, lesson plans and worksheets.

You can view example resources, use the keyword search below or browse by discipline, type or theme.

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The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow - Thomas Annan

In 1868 local printed and photographer Thomas Annan was commissioned by The City of Glasgow Improvement Trust to take pictures of some of the slum areas prior to demolition. This is claimed to be one of the first times photography was used as documentary evidence and his striking images illustrate glasgow for the poorest classes as it was in incredible detail!

Glasgow City Heritage Trust - Glasgow Health

 In 2017 Glasgow City Heritage Trust ran a series of lectures and engagement events focused on the health of Glasgow over the last 200 years.  One of these events included talks from colleagues from the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.  

Follow the link to find out more about this engagement project and a host of historical resources. 


Review Essay: A Shot in the Dark. Is it time to shine a new spotlight on antivaccination?

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