City living: What Victorian postal workers can tell us about urban health

The latest worrying figures from the Office for National Statistics show that city-dwellers have the highest mortality rate from Covid-19, with London’s deaths at almost double the next highest regional rate. The hardest-hit local authorities are all in the capital. And the urban-rural divide in health outcomes has a long history: A new paper from… Read More

Welcome to the project

Welcome to Addressing Health, a three year collaborative project funded by the Wellcome and involving a partnership between King’s College London, the University of Derby, Kingston University UCL, and The Postal Museum. The research focusses on exploring ill health and sickness rates in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office using a range of primary sources including… Read More