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Global Health Histories Seminar 125: Safety and Society: Cycle helmet debates

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 1.00PM

Speaker(s): Colin Clarke (Independent Researcher), Jonathon Passmore (WHO Regional Office for Europe), Robyn Jankel (York Cycle Campaign)

Broadcast live online: for details see

Cycle helmet debates Seminar Poster

With the popularity of cycling soaring across Europe, many countries see cycling as a way to promote well-being and reduce environmental pollution. But there are varying cultural debates around whether cyclists should be made to wear helmets. This seminar draws together figures from medicine, academia, and cycling activism to discuss whether helmets should be made compulsory.

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Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK

Admission: Free and open to all – please register for a free ticket at Also broadcast live online at