Lister week 22nd to 26th February 2021

Lister week was our very first event and is now finished. It ran from 22nd to 26th February 2021. if you missed it, don’t panic, you can access all of the webinar videos via the links provided below. The webinars can also be accessed via our YouTube Channel.* Hope you enjoy! 

*The RCPSG webinar is available on their YouTube Channel 


Tour of the Virtual Lister week exhibition, narrated by Mr John Stuart.

Virtual Tour

Lister and the development of antiseptic techniques in surgery at GRI. Alistair Tough, NHS GG&C Archivist

Lister & antisepsis at GRI

In conversation with Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, medical historian and author of ‘The Butchering Art’. Dr Hilary Wilson

Lindsey, Hilary & Lister

Lister and advances in modern surgery. Mr Nigel Jamieson 

Lister’s impact on Modern Surgery

Reframed: Joseph Lister and Women in Surgery.

A joint session run by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow featuring Ms Fiona Leitch, Consultant Surgeon, GRI & Dr Morven McElroy, Consultant Geriatrician, GRI.

Joseph Lister & Women in Surgery

Lister’s legacy and beyond. Dr Morven McElroy

Life after Lister


Dr lindsey fitzharris

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris is a medical historian, television host and best selling author of ‘The Butchering Art’ which won the PEN/E.O Wilson award for literary science. ‘The Butchering Art’  describes in gory detail surgery in Victorian times, centering around Joseph Lister, the man who revolutionised surgical practice in the 1860s. Watch this YouTube trailer of The Butchering Art Be warned it is not for the fainthearted!