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Recipients:
University College London
The Royal British Legion
Amounts:
£500 - £1,000
£1,000 - £5,000
Award Year:
2007

Results

'The importance of medical history: Transnational and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline' conference to be held in Mumbai, India from 15th to 17th November 2007. 17 Oct 2007

The importance of medical history: Trans-national and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi-faceted discipline The proposed meeting will be the first of its type in the South Asian sub-continent - dealing with the important questions of historical method and historiography, from trans-national and cross-disciplinary perspectives; it will allow the audience access to a plethora of perspectives on how to study HOM. The projected audience will be university and college teaching, research and administrative staff of all grades, we well as undergraduate and post-graduate students, doctors, print and TV journalists, and independent researchers. A number of well-known scholars have agreed to attend the meeting, as they acknowledge the usefulness of an event like this in popularising HOM in an important education centre in Asia. These academics, who are attached to a number of Wellcome Trust-funded units, will draw upon an important item of their research - dealing with Europe, North America, Asia and further afield - to develop trans-national perspectives of how to study HOM. This meeting will engender a lot of discussion, which is critically important for an endeavour that seeks to provide new insights to post-and under-graduate teachers about important international developments in the discipline, and the most effective ways of teaching and carrying out research. Themes to be covered: History of pharmacology; Anatomy; Global trade and medicine; Medical genetics and gender; Medicine in the early modern period; Public health in 19th and 20th centuries; Global health programmes and disease eradication; War and medicine; International perspectives on rabies; Scottish doctors and British empire; Obstetrics and surgery; Cross-disciplinary perspectives on leprosy and empire; Hospitals; Medicine and 'witchcraft' in the early modern period; Healthcare in colonial Mumbai/India; Health of industrial labour; Oral histories of contemporary medicine and biological science; History of medical practice and multiple meanings of health.

Amount: £600
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

New genetic knowledge and 'lay' expertise in cancer research: exmaining the cultural context of ethics and legitimacy. 31 Aug 2007

The project examines the social parameters of 'lay expertise' in relation to cancer research charities. It seeks to explore how lay consumers', fundraisers' or patients' perspectives and involvement are being incorporated within organisational practices and research agendas of charities that are funding research into cancer genetics. This initiative provides a vantage point from which to explore the pursuit and problems surrounding ethical legitimacy in the cultural context of the new genetics. This issue will be addressed by examining how emerging genetic knowledge and the development of lay expertise affect: The pre-existing balance between lay and expert and the nature of the 'gift' relationship in cancer research charities Attempts to incorporate lay perspectives and sustain 'hope' Social relations among different fundraisers and personhood in the context of lay expertise. The transactional social spaces of cancer research charities offer an important arena for ethnographic inquiry and therefore the opportunity to contribute to an understanding of science as a social process.

Amount: £4,814
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University College London

Veterans Visit to the Menin Gate and War Graves 19 Jan 2007

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use the award to enable their members to visit Ypres and pay their respects at the Menin Gate of remembrance.

85th Anniversary Celebration for Branch Opening 09 Feb 2007

A project to stage a free concert by a championship brass band and a parade for the whole community, and a party for approximately 250 people by this branch of the British Legion in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The grant will include funding of hire charges, publicity and refeshments.

Games Room 09 Feb 2007

The project is to build a games room onto the Legion Club for pool, darts and similar activities to encourage younger village inhabitants to use the club.

Visit to the British war graves in Belgium 20 Feb 2007

The award will contribute towards the cost of travel as part of a trip to the First World War graves in Belgium for members who have close relatives buried there.

Amount: £2,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Shrewton & District Royal British Legion
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

War Graves Visit 11 Apr 2007

The group provides support to families and partners of ex-service people, throughout the city of Lisburn. The grant will enable the group to travel to London en route to The Somme.

Time to remember - Tragedy and Triumph 12 Jun 2007

The work of the local Royal British Legion will be bought to the public. Younger people will be encouraged to participate. The project will feature a performance for all the veterans and the local community, by a group of young Canadians from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sound System 25 Jun 2007

The project is to improve the group's facilities so that people with hearing impairment can participate.The money is for the purchase of amplification equipment.

Amount: £750
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Newtown Branch
Region: Wales
District: Powys - Powys

Aquatint Rememberance 24 Jul 2007

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to organise a visit to France to take part in a Remembrance Ceremony for the operations of British Commandos on the Normandy coast. The project will also give members a chance to visit the site of the Normandy landings and to be given a guided tour of the area by a former member of the French Resistance.

Volunteer Recruitment Campaign 22 Oct 2007

This charity will host volunteer recruitment and publicity events across Gloucestershire. Activities will include displaying stands and delivering presentations in a variety of public buildings.

Comemerative Dinner 10 Dec 2007

This project will host a commemorative dinner party at the Lansdown Strand Hotel in Calne, Wiltshire, for members of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Naval Association and the Royal Air Force Association The grant will contribute to the formal dinner costs.

Amount: £2,400
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion (Calne Branch)
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire