Hospitals before Addenbrooke’s

Before the 18th century, medical treatment was for most people a matter of traditional folk remedies supplied by popular healers (for example, wise or cunning women), although a number of professional surgeons existed from at least the 16th century and some charitable hospitals had been established in the Middle Ages. There was widespread acceptance of …

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30 years of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Addenbrooke’s

A group of townspeople decided in 1979 to raise money for a CT Scanner for Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.  By 1981 they had reached their target of £1million and were thrilled when the first Scanning Unit was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in July 1981. The appeal was so successful that there was surplus …

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A visit from Cambridge’s Academy of Ancient Music

On the 251st birthday of Addenbrooke’s the Cambridge-based, Academy of Ancient Music, came to the hospital to play music from the 18th century.

The orchestra, with instruments from the period, played work by composers including Mozart, who was already famous and on tour in Europe, aged ten, when Addenbrooke’s opened its doors in 1766.

CUH Dance

On 13th October 2017, the Academy of Ancient Music spent a day at Cambridge University Hospitals working with different groups of patients. Through a collaboration with Addenbrooke’s Arts and Dance Moves they spent time with the hospital’s regular Dance for Health sessions in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly, performing for and improvising alongside patients and dancers.

Here is a short film from that day along ….

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