UCD History and Health is a new team competition for Transition Year students for the 2017-18 academic year. It aims to commemorate the events of 1913-1923 in a creative and multidisciplinary way, linking past and present, science and humanities.
A FREE event for schools to visit UCD. Hear from expert guests and speakers on history, health and media, and experience the UCD campus!
Includes 'Student for a Day' experiences in UCD, along with cash prizes to the winning schools.
We will provide a Transition Year pack which can be used to create a record of their teams’ progress, reflections on their work, and contribute to TY portfolios.
Launch Day Event
Closing Date for Entries
...that Marie Slodowska-Curie and her daughter Irene established 20 mobile X-ray units for use in WW1?
...that drugs and therapies discovered in the period 1913-1923 are still used today?
...that Dorothy Stopford, a medical student who went on to have a huge effect on childhood health in Ireland wrote a diary of her experience of the 1916 Rising, and that it had a dramatic impact on her political and social outlook?
...that there was no award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded in any year from 1915 to 1918 inclusive (likely due to the influence of the First World War)? However, that it not to say that important and far-reaching research was not underway at the time!
...that the Richmond War Hospital was set up in Dublin in 1916 specifically for the treatment of soldiers returning from WW1 with mental troubles. Dr. Eleanor Fleury, recognised as one of the first female psychiatrists, worked there.
...that while antibiotics were not discovered until the late 1920s, antiseptic treatments developed during WW1 were still in use until the late 20th century?
...that injuries caused during WW1 precipitated many surgical and medical developments that are hugely important today, including the formation of the world’s first blood bank in 1917?
...that the first diagnoses of shell shock in Ireland in the 20th century were not of soldiers returning for WW1, but of women exposed to shelling during the 1916 Rising?
...the St Ultan’s Hospital for Infants at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin, was founded by Dr Kathleen Lynn and Madeline Ffrench Mullen in 1919 during the Irish War of Independence? Dr Lynn was Medical Officer for the Irish Citizens’ Army (ICA) during the 1916 Rising.
...that a census for Ireland was not taken between 1911 and 1926 due to the disruption related to war in the country? The first census of the Irish Free State was taken in 1926
UCD History & Health Competition
C/O Rachel Toomey, Diagnostic Imaging
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4