About

I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK. My project, ‘Growing

'Dig for Plenty poster', late 1940s, reproduced by kind permission of The Garden Museum, London.
‘Dig for Plenty poster’, late 1940s, reproduced by kind permission of The Garden Museum, London.

well: dirt, health and domestic horticulture 1900-1970′ will run from 2014 until 2017 and is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust. My supervisor is Professor Hilary Marland, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/chm/people/staff/hilary/.

I am taking part in the Centre for the History of Medicine’s internship programme with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and have been working with their Healing Arts Charity on ways of engaging the public with the history of food growing in the local area. UHCW has a range of initiatives to encourage patients and visitors to benefit from the local environment and from healthy eating, including an award winning nature reserve and a fruit and vegetable stall, both at the Coventry site. See http://www.uhcw.nhs.uk/latest-news/news?action=view&newsID=560 for more details.

For more on UHCW’s Healing Arts charity, see http://www.uhcwcharity.org/

The images in this blog are reproduced by kind permission either of the institutions credited or of those involved in the events described. They should not be copied without permission.

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Find Sophie Greenway on twitter: @SophieGreenway1, and on academia.edu, Sophie A. Greenway.

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