Stories from the Barts Archives
This webinar was held on Wednesday 24 February 2021
Our webinar featured archivist Kate Jarman in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones. Kate treated us to a selection of her personal favourites from the archives, including a bill for the removal of ‘night soil’, and a student’s cartoon of a baby in utero in headphones.
The archives and collections at Barts span nine centuries, and document the history of the hospital from its earliest days under the founder, Rahere, to its work as a specialist cancer and cardiac centre today. In this introductory session Kate will share the back stories of a few items from the collections and what they tell us about the last 900 years at Barts.
Kate Jarman BA, MARM, RMARA is the Archivist for Barts Health NHS Trust, which holds the collections of more than thirty current and former hospitals, including Barts, as well as associated medical and nursing schools, charities and individuals. Kate, who is a graduate of both Sheffield and Liverpool Universities, and previously worked at The National Archives, started her working life in fundraising for Barts Charity, where she first became acquainted with the hospital collections, and was inspired to pursue a career in archives.