Govanhill Baths Centenary Celebrations Close With Major Conference

As part of our centenary celebrations this conference will look at the importance of municipal swimming baths & wash houses: their impact on public health and amateur swimming in Scotland; their architectural importance and what all this means today as Govanhill Baths is redeveloped into a community led Health and Wellbeing Centre.

The conference is supported with a Heritage Grant from Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

Public Health and the Built Environment Conference

Programme

10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.20 Introduction & Welcome
Niall Murphy (Govanhill Baths Community Trust & Glasgow City Heritage Trust)

10.35 Govanhill, Glasgow in the 1910’s – 1920’s
Fiona Hayes and Isobel McDonald (Glasgow Museums)

11.05 Glasgow’s Public health in the time of War
Simon Walker (Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde)

11.35 Q&A

11.45 Refreshment break

12.00 Scottish baths 1868-1914 : and their conservation
Douglas Campbell (Aberdeen City Heritage Trust)

12.30 Sharing Memories of Baths and Wash Houses
Carl Evans (Baths and Wash Houses Historical Archive)

13.00 Q&A

13.10 Networking lunch

14.00 Victoria Baths & Historic Pools of Britain
Gill Wright (Victoria Baths, Manchester and Historic Pools of Britain)

14.30 Learning to Swim in Govanhill & Amateur Swimming in Scotland
Paul Donald (Scottish Swimming and Kingston Amateur Swimming Club)

15.00 Q&A and closing remarks
Paula Larkin (Govanhill Baths Archive)

15.30 Close