50th anniversary lecture given by Professor Patricia Greenhalgh (1977)

Photo of Professor Patricia Greenhalgh speaking

The second of our 50th Anniversary Lectures marking 50 years of co-education at Clare was given by Professor Patricia Greenhalgh (1977) in the Riley Auditorium on 10 November 2022.   

Professor Greenhalgh is a medical doctor, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences research group at the University of Oxford. In her lecture, '50 years of new technologies in healthcare: a feminist critique', she talked about how technologies in healthcare have been theorised. In particular, she showed how the work of scholars—many but by no means all of them women—who have drawn on feminist theories (and the critical social sciences more generally) have built an interdisciplinary field of scholarship that explicitly decentres technologies in favour of a focus on such things as socio-technical systems and the technology-assisted lived body. The lecture was attended by the Master, Fellows, staff, students and alumni of Clare. 

A recording of the lecture will be available on our dedicated 50th anniversary website