Wellcome Library Insight – Dirty London

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This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 4th August – ties in with Wellcome Collection’s current Dirt exhibition.

The session will show how doctors, governments and ordinary citizens in London have struggled against poor hygiene, pollution and dreadful epidemics.

Our Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. Sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections from a member of Library staff.

This Thursday’s session starts at 6pm. For more details on attending, see the Wellcome Collection website.

Image: ‘The Sewer Hunter’ from Henry Mayhew, London labour and the London poor (London, 1851)

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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