Read about our research trip to The National Archives in London.
In June 2016 we launched our first National Lottery Heritage Fund project to uncover the hidden history of brain injury. We produced a digital timeline, film, exhibition and oral histories. While we were researching, we learnt a lot about the First World War and how much this impacted on the understanding and treatment of brain injury. The soldiers in the war were suffering injuries unlike those seen before and medicine was struggling to keep up. We decided we would like to look at this in more depth and, with the centenary of the Armistice in 2018, we applied for further funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to study this.
Once again our Research Group set to the exciting task of uncovering more information. 'Impact! Brain Injuries and World War I' will research the untold history of the people of Cambridgeshire Regiment who received brain injuries, and the hospitals in Cambridge where they were treated.
We hope to have several outcomes as a the result of our research. These are:
“ The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me. ”