Inspiring Futures with the Museum of Medicine and Health

Faculty of Biology, Medical and Human Sciences: Museum of Medicine and Health

 Inspiring Futures at the Museum of Medicine and Health

John Charnley:  Inspiring Healthcare Careers through the History of the Hip Replacement

Wednesday 7th December, 2016 (University Campus: University Place and the Manchester Museum) 9:30 – 15:00                       

Year 8/9 Manchester school pupils: able, gifted and talented in science subjects (priority: state schools and families with no history of HE participation).

Initially, places limited to 6-8 students/school.

As a School that has attended previous University of Manchester Engagement events, we warmly invite you and your pupils to attend Inspiring Futures at the Museum of Medicine and Health 2016.

 Discover more about Healthcare career options through the fascinating history of the Charnley Hip replacement, meeting researchers, students and medical curators from our University.

This event is supported in memory of Charlotte Beswick, who played an instrumental role in the curation and support of the University of Manchester’s Museum of Medicine and Health ( The museum holds a vast array of historical medical objects. This event will allow access to artefacts that we hold related to Charnley’s work.

Students will be inspired in medicine’s multidisciplinary approach through the fascinating story of Charnley’s hip joint, developed in the North West and considered one of the most important 20th Century British innovations. See for further details.

The day’s programme will include:

  • Interactive introduction presentation on Charnley’s story (including historical artefacts from the Museum’s collection).
  • Three researcher-led workshops: a) Medicine through the Ages, b) Medical Objects and their Histories c) Medical and Health Careers.
  • Bio-engineering challenge! Materials Science researchers will challenge the students to draw upon Charnley’s genius and assimilate what they have learnt to solve a bio-engineering challenge. Modern prosthetics plus biomaterials (resins, cements, etc) used by our material science researchers will be provided, allowing students a unique insight into research and researcher’s role in medicine.
  • Q&A session on University options and career pathways relating to the Healthcare Professions.

Students will receive morning snack. Please bring your own lunches. Transport not included but car park space for a school mini bus will be provided.

Photographs and videos will be done on the day.

Further details:
Supported by the Charlotte Beswick bequest.

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Or for further information please contact:
Name: Stephanie Seville
Tel: 0161 275 1940