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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is delighted to host an event on 14 June 2018 from 2pm to 4pm to mark the centenary of the onset of the 1918 flu pandemic, more commonly known as the Spanish Flu. Presentations will be given by Dr Patricia Marsh and Ida Milne. The pandemic is thought to have infected 500 million people around the world and is estimated to have resulted in the deaths of 50 million to 100 million people.

Dr Patricia Marsh (left) is a medical and social historian with research interests in healthcare, welfare and public health in Northern Ireland, and Belfast in particular. Her MA dissertation covered the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic in Belfast and her PhD dissertation explored the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the province of Ulster.

Ida Milne (right) is a social historian with research interests in the history of disease, in 26-county Irish Protestantism and in the newspaper industry. Her PhD dissertation on the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in Ireland will be published by Manchester University Press in early 2018.

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