There is an opportunity on Thursday 2 March to learn more about mental illness from a historical perspective. Focusing on changing attitudes and understanding the practices that have taken place since the 18th century, this talk marks the start of Guildford Cathedral new, free, “Heritage Talks@Two” series. Launching on the 2 March, we are delighted to be joined by Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Centre to explore the fascinating story of The History of Mental Health Care in Surrey from 1770 to 1990.
This talk traces the history of the care of the mentally ill and mentally handicapped in Surrey from the late 18th century, using the records of private asylums in Surrey's quarter sessions records but also the archives of Surrey's many mental hospitals: Springfield, Brookwood, Holloway Sanatorium, Royal Earlswood, and the 'Epsom Cluster' of Horton, Long Grove, The Manor, St Ebba's and West Park. It uses medical records and case papers to examine changes in treatments and shows how these records can be used by family historians. It will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in the past, local history, community matters, archives and mental health issues.
All are welcome to attend these fascinating talks on our local heritage, please register your interest by emailing louise@Guildford-cathedral.org to help us plan this event effectively. Thank you for your help!
02 Mar 2017 at 2:00pm