• UCL Twitter account
  • UCL YouTube channel
  • UCL Facebook page
  • UCL SoundCloud channel
  • UCL iTunes store

Information for Staff

Calendar

Select dates to view past and future events

13:15 - 13:55 27 November 2012

Lunch Hour Lecture: ‘Those that don’t drink, don’t die so fast’: drink, health and insurance in Victorian Britain

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre - access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr James Kneale, UCL Geography

In the nineteenth century, mainstream medical opinion suggested that abstaining from alcohol was a health risk. The advent of insurance policies for abstainers helped to chip away at this certainty, as well as encouraging policyholders to think about their health. This lecture will discuss how, by the start of the twentieth century, the medical profession had begun to do very well out of insurance, despite the ambiguities of assessing drink-related problems.


Contact

Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Links

Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on the day


image