This year marks the 100th anniversary of the most devastating human pandemic ever, the Spanish Flu. Infecting one third of the world’s population and killing at least four times the death toll from the First World War, it affected all strata of society and every corner of the globe.
RSA Fellow Martin Wilkie and his team at UnusualExpo.com have produced a thought provoking, immersive Spanish Flu Exhibition exploring the causes and impact of the virus for the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.
Within a very compact space the scale of the medical response is reflected in a recreated military field hospital. Hands-on and touchscreen interactives, a viral reveal and chilling scratch card trail to see if your character lives or dies help focus the audience.
In an era before advances into modern medicine, it was the dedicated nursing administered by professional, volunteer and home nursing that saved many lives. Would our new global society be able to mobilise in such a coherent way again? Let’s hope we never need to find out.
Patrick has cycled to the Rugby World Cup while raising £50,000 for charity - supported by Dame Judi Dench and the England Rugby Team.
Club Soda, The Mindful Drinking Movement, are taking their groundbreaking festival on tour and starting with a collaboration in Glasgow - they have teamed up with pub and bar company Liquid Academy and Drink Wise Age Well to put on a one day event that will have something for everyone.
How will a basic income affect the health of individuals, families and communities? Will reducing poverty have an impact on mental health? Will enhancing income security improve family well being? How do communities change when their most marginalised members are guaranteed a basic income? Join Professor Evelyn L Forget as she explores these questions.