‘Britain and the Sea’ – Free to attend seminar series at Greenwich

sea boat shells

Raphael Samuel History Centre
in collaboration with

University of Greenwich


‘Britain and the Sea’

About these talks
This seminar series is organized by the Raphael Samuel History Centre in conjunction with the Dept of History, Politics and Social Sciences,
Univ. of Greenwich


3 December 2015

Greg Bankoff (Hull)
England’s Maritime Empire and the
World Aeolian System


3 March 2016

Tim Acott (Greenwich)
& Julie Urquhart (Imperial)Heritage, Memory and Small-ScaleFisheries:A Sense of Place Perspective


19 May 2016

Glen O’Hara (Oxford Brookes)
The Fight against Seaborne, Oil and
Beach Pollution in Post-War Britain

Seminars are free to attend and all are welcome! 


Room 075 (Edinburgh Room), Queen Anne Court University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College
Park Row, London SE10 9LS

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For more information on these Greenwich RHSC seminars, please contact: Vanessa Taylor V.J.Taylor@greenwich.ac.uk

On the RSHC History and Environment Seminars in general, please contact:
George Yerby george.yerby@googlemail.com

Dr Tim Carter leads briefing into The Health Needs of Women Seafarers

wqomen at sea

A briefing meeting was arranged to present the findings of the 2015 Women Seafarers’ Health and Welfare Survey, and to prompt interactive discussion between stakeholders on how to address the issues raised.

The study has been a joint initiative of the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA), International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS)

This breifing was lead by Dr Tim Carter and speakers included where Dr Olivia Swift, Jacqueline Smith of the ITF, Dr Ilona Denisenko from the IMHA and Natalie Shaw representing the ship-owners’ perspective. Findings from the survey showed 55% of respondents feel health issues are work related, 40% of respondents had no access to a sanitary bin on – board and 17% of respondents experience sexual harassment on – board.

From these findings the next steps where to;

  • Collaborate a report of with the analysis of results
  • Briefing meeting with all stakeholders
  • Action plan to address back pain; mental health; nutrition; gynecological issues; solution for sanitary waste

 Click here to view PDF

wqomen at sea