Ruskin held a successful three day health symposium to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, timed to coincide with World Health Day. The book, Global Health Watch 5 was also launched at the event.
The well-attended symposium was held in the Ruskin Annex at Exeter College, Walton Street, and drew in over 70 people during the course of the three days. Those attending included students from the college, health workers and activists, social care leaders and many others. Speakers at the event included Alex Scott Samuel, retired Professor of Health Inequalities from Liverpool University, Dr Anuj Kapilishrami of Edinburgh University and People’s Health Movement activist, and Penny Thewlis, CEO of Oxfordshire Age UK. Sessions on health inequality, the state of the NHS, the crisis in social work and much more were all well-attended and often sparked full and frank exchanges of views.