The Wellcome Library and the British Records Association are organising a one day conference on the wealth of resources available in medical and scientific archives to build up pictures of individual lives.
Titled Researching Lives: Medicine, science and archives, the conference will be held on the 8th December at Wellcome Collection. The lectures will examine manuscripts and personal papers, films and photographs, forensic evidence and physical remains, covering a time frame from the 15th century to the present day. Speakers include Georgina Ferry (science writer), Julianne Simpson and Helen Wakely (Wellcome Library), Dr Simon Chaplin (Royal College of Surgeons), Dr Tim Boon (Science Museum), Dr Paul Carter and Natalie Whistance (the National Archives) and Professor Allan Jamieson (Forensic Institute).
The Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture, given by Dr Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, will take place at the end of the day followed by a reception in the Wellcome Library which will include the launch of Research Uses of Health Archives produced by the Health Archives and Records Group (HARG).