What is The Hub?
The Hub at Wellcome Collection is an exciting
new opportunity that reflects our commitment to the
interdisciplinary study of medicine, health and wellbeing. The Hub
will provide resources and a stimulating space for researchers and
other creative minds to collaborate on a project that will explore
medicine in historical and cultural contexts. This will make a
central contribution to the Trust’s vision of improving human and
animal health. The first group of residents were awarded the Hub
Award by a
selection panel in March 2014.
Why is The Hub important?
Experiences of health and illness are
profoundly human and intensely personal. In order to explore them
in a truly meaningful way, we can’t rely on the biomedical sciences
alone. At the Wellcome Trust we believe that achieving
extraordinary improvements in health requires a bold new approach
that examines wellbeing from a multitude of perspectives, across a
range of disciplines.
The Hub will be a flagship interdisciplinary
environment that nurtures this approach. It’s a space where
scholars, creative practitioners and scientists can collaborate to
explore the important questions that arise when life meets
medicine. We think this approach will shed fascinating light on
perceptions of health and illness in the past and present. We also
think it will help inform practical medical decisions people will
face in the future.
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- To enable a truly outstanding
interdisciplinary team to work on a project that is linked to our
vision of improving health, and to support this team with all the
rich and unique resources the Wellcome Trust has on offer.
- To be a pioneering location
for creative work that explores what happens when medicine and
health intersect with the arts, humanities and social
- To nurture a thriving
culture of exchange, in which the public is connected to the
innovative ideas of The Hub through a vibrant programme of public
- To foster work that is
original, creative, intelligent, impactful and openly
- To catalyse outputs that
generate new insights, new forms of engagement, new methodologies,
new interventions and new knowledge.