Visit to Whitchurch Hospital

November 5th, 2010 by Admin Leave a reply »

Yesterday afternoon (3rd of November) we had a group visit by Tracey Loughran, lecturer in History at Cardiff University and runs an undergraduate module called ‘Managing the Mind: Psychiatry and Psychology in British Culture, 1800-2000’. We started with a tour of the outside of the Hospital followed by some areas inside – the lovely main hall and one of the closed wards. We then had a talk that Tim had prepared, see photo, which was an overview of the history of the Hospital since 1908 and an opportunity for questions.

It was a great afternoon and such a pleasure to welcome the group to Whitchurch Hospital. Thanks to all who helped.





  1. Tracey Loughran says:

    The visit was a wonderful opportunity to find out more about a landmark Cardiff institution. The presentation, as well as the knowledge shared by members of the Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society throughout the day, was interesting and enlightening. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  2. Admin says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, keep encouraging the students to leave some too


  3. FB says:

    Thank you so much for showing us around last Wednesday! Really interesting insight into the runnings of Whitchurch Hospital!

  4. Admin says:

    We all really enjoyed showing you around the hospital so thank you for your comment.


  5. MS says:

    So interesting to see what we have read about in reality, and to imagine the hospital as it could of been in the 19th century. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put in to showing us around and sharing your knowledge!

  6. SB says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to show us around. It was a fantastic and informative afternoon. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Would love another visit in the future!

  7. Athelstan Holt says:

    A fantastic and informative visit that allowed an invaluable visual and oral addition to our study on the development of psychiatry. I could have easily stayed another hour discussing elements of care and the social influence on them. Would love another opportunity to visit!

  8. Admin says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, really glad you enjoyed the afternoon.


  9. Harriet Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for allowing us to visit Whitchurch Hospital. It was the perfect accompaniment for our course and really allowed us to understand what the reality of 19th asylum life was like. would love to come back and visit again!

  10. Admin says:

    Hi Sarah

    Thank you for your comments, another visit has been quite a popular request which is very encouraging for the Historical Society


  11. Admin says:


    Thank you for your comments, so glad that the visit was helpful. Of course although Whitchurch Hospital looks old, construction was actually completed in 1908 – a little over 100 years ago.


  12. Amy H says:

    Hi, thank you all for the great tour of the hospital and a fantastic presentation. Both were very interesting and it was really nice to have a chance to speak to the experts on the history of the hospital.

  13. Admin says:

    Hi Amy

    Thanks for your comments, so glad you enjoyed the visit. It was a pleasure to show you the hospital.


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