Dorothy Towers – Public Programme: Lothian Health Services Archive

French Institute

Drawing on original material from the Lothian Health Services Archive and Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Archive – both collections held at the University of Edinburgh Library – this event will examine archives’ role in preserving historically significant material.           

Sean Burns will host a discussion with archivists Dr Louise Williams and Louise Neilson exploring material from both archives, providing an opportunity to hear how the resources operate through original material relating to HIV/AIDS awareness/activism and queer communities in Edinburgh.

Free event. Optional £5 donation will go to Waverley Care, Scotland’s leading HIV and hepatitis C charity – www.waverleycare.org

Event

Dorothy Towers – Public Programme: Lothian Health Services Archive

Date & Time

Thursday 24 August

2—3.30pm

Venue

French Institute

West Parliament Sq, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

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0131 226 6558

Ticket Information

Free / £5 Donation

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Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
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  • Babychange
  • Café
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Header image credit: 'Do you come here often?' sticker from Lothian 'Take Care' campaign 1988 - 1997, Courtesy of Lothian Health Service Archive

French Institute

West Parliament Sq, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF