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Acoustics: an Edison-type phonograph demonstrated at an exhibition. Wood engraving. WI no. V0025353

Acoustics: an Edison-type phonograph demonstrated at an exhibition. Wood engraving. Wellcome Images V0025353

We appreciate that there are going to be disruptions over the coming months and we’re looking at ways to make things easier for you when you’re using the Library.

It will get noisy in places during this phase of development works. We imagine quite a few of you will be wearing headphones and listening to music when you’re in the Library. With that in mind, we thought we could put together something for you to listen to during the works. Or to listen to at home if you’re spending less time in the Library.

We’re making some Spotify playlists you might be interested in. We’ll load up a new one each month, and we’re going to theme them. The first one ‘Adventures in the Library number 1’  is based around books and the library experience, and future ones will feature themes related to the Library and its interests. Given the scope of the collections we could cover pretty much all of life and death and everything in between.

The first playlist consists of suggested titles from Wellcome Library staff. We’ve got a long list to work from, such was their enthusiasm.

Any suggestions?
We’ve had some great tracks from staff, and now we’d like to hear from you. Do you have any special suggestions for our playlists? Drop us an email or tweet using #wellcometunes. Our next playlists will be songs about medicine, so get your thinking caps on. Your tracks will ideally be in for Thursday 29 August to give us time to collate your ingenious suggestions.

Author: Phoebe Harkins

Ross Macfarlane

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

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