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Five unlikely aphrodisiacs used in early modern England

17 November 2017

In this blog, guest lecturer, Dr Jennifer Evans, senior lecturer in the history group at the University of Herefordshire, offers us a preview of her talk, showcasing some of the astonishing items that were once used to ‘get in the mood’.


Countdown to race day!

24 August 2017

The Winchester Half Marathon takes place on 24 September and a number of staff and students at the University - an official race partner - are taking part. Each of them has a different reason for competing and here some of the runners share their stories.


Easy Smoothie Recipes

16 March 2017

As part of your #20HealthyDays, why not swap your bottle of wine for a nice smoothie today? Check out our favourite recipes.


You are what you eat!

10 March 2017

Helen Ryan-Stewart gives her top 5 tips for healthy eating as part of our #20HealthyDays campaign. Read her blog below, or join her on Twitter (@_UoW) on Monday 13 March at 11am for a Q&A session.


Networks of Wellbeing: the Holy Grail for the NHS

19 September 2016

ConceptsAs with its stratified medical professions the NHS used to have a securely established hierarchy of organisations. District Health Authorities came under Regional Health Authorities. General  hospitals were higher than community or cotta...


Food poverty: are churches still together?

01 August 2016

​​Ten years on from its inception, the Basics Bank in Winchester – along with its 30 plus food bank counterparts in Hampshire – is having for the first time to face up to its place in social policy. Hitherto, food banks have relied on a simple Good S...


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