Essex Vlogs06 June 2022

Bodies, Hearts & Minds: Using the Past to Empower the Future for Young Women

Episode 1 - How can public history empower and improve the lives of young people?

Professor Tracey Loughran from the Department of History speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about her Wellcome Trust-funded research on women's everyday health between the 1960s and 1990s alongside colleagues Dr Kate Mahoney and Dr Daisy Payling.

The team created a toolkit which connects young people with the reflections of women in the past to encourage reflection and discussions. They also held workshops with schools and guide groups looking at important issues such as period poverty.

Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.

Watch the full Brighter Futures film short series.