Louth Museum – Spanish Influenza Seen through Local Press Reports

A lecture by Dr Andrew Jackson of BGU

The lecture will be held in the Methodist Church, Nichol Hill, Louth, LN11 9NQ

Andrew is a Historian and Geographer and is the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange at BGU.   His current research interests include twentieth-century urban and rural change, and local and regional history. He also engages in consultancy and project work relating to public history and heritage. Andrew joined the staff of Bishop Grosseteste University in 2007, following ten years at the University of Exeter in the Department for Lifelong Learning.

The 1918-19 ‘Spanish Flu’ epidemic and the present Covid-19 pandemic show many similarities. This talk will consider the timeline of the 1918-19 event, the causes, the response of the public and the authorities, and the longer-term legacy. The main historical source referred to will be the pages of the Lincolnshire Echo

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