Our popular Insightsessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. Details of upcoming Insights are now available:
Visualising the AIDS crisis 3-4pm, Thursday 21 June. Our speaker will be Julia Nurse, Content Officer at the Wellcome Library, who has catalogued one of the world’s largest collections of AIDS posters.
From games of goose to snakes and ladders 2-3pm, Saturday 14 July. Research Officer Ross MacFarlane looks at games, puzzles and how we play, featuring items from the Wellcome Library collections. This event is part of ‘Games week: A celebration of games in London‘ (7-15 July), organised by History and Heritage Adult Learning London (Games Week schedule (PDF)).
Superheroes 7-8pm, Thursday 30 August. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It is in fact Stephen Lowther, Ephemera Curator, tackling our fascination with Superheroes as they appear in the Library’s graphic novels.
For more details on how to attend the sessions, please follow the links above to the appropriate pages on the Wellcome Collection website.
Images: ‘Without? Without Me.’ Stop AIDS campaign poster, Swiss, 1990s Wellcome Image ref. L 53786
Goose with golden eggs board game, 1848 Wellcome Image ref. V 40571
Photograph of pioneering body builder, Eugene Sandow, 1920s Wellcome Image ref. L0033345