Oor Mad History Talk - 27 March

A talk is being held this week on the history of the Lothian mental health service user movement as part of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s Bicentenary.

The talk, by Oor Mad History, will look at the hidden, evolving history of activism, by people with experience of mental health issues.

Oor Mad History is a community history project based at CAPS Advocacy which has developed a paper based and oral history archive, written a book and produced exhibitions about this history.

Kirsten Maclean, Community History Worker, will talk about the background and work of the project, including its links with Ryerson University in Toronto, where they teach a course called Mad People’s History.

Eileen Hay, project volunteer will talk about her involvement with Oor Mad History and the importance of reclaiming this history. There will also be opportunities to see short film clips from the Mad People’s History course and hear excerpts from the Oor Mad History oral history archive.

The talk is on Wednesday 27 March from 4.30-5.20pm at the Divisional Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Free event but ticketed.

To book seats, please email info@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 229 3555.