People's History of the NHS


Panel Discussion: ‘A National Religion? Activism, Public Opinion and the NHS’

August 11, 2016
People's History Museum, Manchester

The Conservative politician Nigel Lawson famously stated said that ‘the NHS is the closest thing the English people have now to a religion’.   Join our team for short presentations offering lessons from history about activism, campaigning, politics, and the meaning of the NHS in British people’s lives.  This will be followed by audience discussion about the past and future of this cherished, and yet contested, institution.

This event is part of Radicals Assemble! After hours at the PHM: “Ideas worth fighting for have often been debated under the cover of darkness, in secret and away from prying eyes.  On the second Thursday of the month, we invite you to join the radicals at the PHM for a series of special after hours events.  We’ll be showcasing radical heroes, debating current events and hosting exciting and quirky happenings.   Our galleries will be open all evening for you to explore.”

Please book your place via the People’s History Museum website.

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