Decolonising Medicine: Travelling Through Time

Run time: 13.00 – 15.00

Medicine, and the knowledge that has built our understanding of how we treat and manage conditions in the Global North (Europe and America), is often seen as objective, impartial and free of socioeconomic influence. However, the reality is quite a different story.

Join Musarrat Maisha Reza, Shalinee Dhayal, Alex Clarke, Osarumwense Akpata and Katie Briggs from the University of Exeter to uncover stories from the past and present that shine light on how many of the medical and scientific concepts we understand today are influenced by or a result of colonialism, slavery, oppression, discrimination and injustice. 

Share your own stories and work together to imagine ways in which we can push for a more equitable future that sees the dismantling of unfair and discriminatory systems.

Please note that this event will include discussion of disease and examples of slavery and racism. 

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10 September 2023 - 13:00
Cathedral Green, Exeter City Centre

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