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  • Wellcome Image Awards announced


    The Wellcome Image Awards 2011 were announced last night. The Awards recognise the most technically excellent, visually striking and informative biomedical images recently acquired by Wellcome Images. The winning images have been produced by a range of imaging techniques and… Continue reading

  • Judging the Wellcome Image Awards


    In exactly two weeks, the Wellcome Image Awards will be announced at Wellcome Collection. Louise Crane looks back to October, when the judging of the awards took place. Last year, a team of picture editors, scientists, writers and broadcasters met… Continue reading

  • Gold, frankincense and myrrh


    Everyone who has heard the Nativity story will know that the newborn baby Jesus was given gold, frankincense and myrrh by the fabled Three Wise Men. But what do these substances look like, and do they have real medicinal properties?… Continue reading

  • Eugenics Review : digitised and freely available through PMC


    The complete archive of the Eugenics Review journal – from 1909 through to 1968 when the title ceased – has been digitised through the Wellcome Library’s Backfile Digitisation Project, and is now freely available at PubMed Central. As the official… Continue reading

  • UK Web Archive launched


    Last night the British Library hosted the launch the UK Web Archive. Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, attended on behalf of the Library. The archive is an important tool in the preservation of the UK’s online heritage. The… Continue reading

  • A new acquisition


    The De Materia Medica of Dioscorides, written around 70 A.D., was the most important source of information on medicinal plants for 1500 years and today remains an important text in this field. The oldest known complete manuscript is the Juliana… Continue reading

  • New Copy Services area


    The Library yesterday launched its newly refurbished Copy Services area. Gone are the photocopiers and in their place are two self-service book scanners which enable you to save your scans as well as print them. The new scanners complement the… Continue reading

  • The Body in History summer school


    A group of young women from a number of local schools recently attended ‘The Body in History’ summer school, run by the Wellcome Library and UCL Museums and Collections. During the week , students experienced a range of activites exploring… Continue reading

  • Stories from Silence


    A free storytelling event for children and adults by the Wellcome Library. Saturday 18 July, 14.00-15.30 Sunday 19 July, 14.00-15.30   A Native American in full war dress armed with bottles of prairie medicine, an exploding bucket, Japanese demons, and… Continue reading

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    Library closed week 2009


    The library will close for its annual stock take and related activities at 16:00 on Saturday 27 June and re-open at 10:00 on Monday 6 July. Even while we are closed, registered members of the Library can access a growing… Continue reading