Health From Cradle to Grave: Birthing Chair to the Death Couch

Orange/brown drawing on white background showing a baby and feather in the middle surrounded by shelves of bottles and a woman with outstretched arms on the right and 3 flying birds on the left

Booking information

No booking required

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948

An exhibition highlighting the work from English at Loughborough University's Health Humanities Research Network.

About the exhibition

The exhibition’s themes translate and distil high-quality research on health, society and culture across time and space into material objects, art, poetry, life writing, and literature. The work on display represents individual research endeavours and narrativises the sickness, health and wellbeing contexts across time and space. Representing periods from the early modern to the contemporary, the exhibition shows the transhistorical connections between objects and words. 

There will be a closing event with readings on Tuesday 23 April from 4-6pm in the exhibition space.

Image artwork by Becca Thorne

Easter opening hours

The exhibition will be closed on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April due to the University's closure period for Easter.


There is step-free access into the gallery via a ramp and side door. During opening hours, there will be an invigilator on duty in the gallery. If you require their assistance, then please alert them on arrival by calling to them or waving at them – the entrance to the gallery is fully glazed and the main entrance door should be open.

For more information about the venue, including photographs, view the access guide for Martin Hall on AccessAble.

If you have any specific access requirements, then please contact in advance of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate them.


There are toilets located on the ground floor of Martin Hall including an accessible toilet. There is step-free access into this building.

Martin Hall Cafe serves light refreshments and is open from 8.30am to 5pm Mon-Fri. It is located behind the gallery, accessed through the main entrance to Martin Hall.


Please note that visitors are now required to register their vehicle and pay to park on campus. There are various ways in which you can register and pay (both in advance and on arrival).

More information on visitor parking

Public transport

If you are travelling by public transport, you can take the Sprint Bus from Loughborough railway station or the town centre (Ashby Square) and alight at Loughborough College. Cross Epinal Way at the pedestrian crossing and keep going straight ahead to enter campus. This brings you onto Shirley Pearce Square with Martin Hall on the left. 

View the full Sprint Bus timetable.