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Phoebe Harkins

Phoebe Harkins is Library Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library.

  • #AskArchivists Day on June 9th


    The Library will be joining colleagues from over 100 archives worldwide to take part in Ask Archivists Day on Twitter on June 9th. We’re encouraging the Tweeting world to “Ask Away!” so if there’s anything you wanted to know about… Continue reading

  • New event: Spices, Food and Trade


    As partners in the History and Heritage Adult Learning Network, the Wellcome Library is delighted to bring you details of a new event coming up in May. Dr Richard Aspin, Head of Research and Scholarship, will be discussing Spices, Food… Continue reading

  • Crime and Punishment


    As part of their ‘Justice’ season, last night BBC4 broadcast Crime and Punishment: The Story of Corporal Punishment. Historians including Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor Vic Gatrell and the Wellcome Library’s Senior Archivist Dr Lesley Hall discussed the history of physical… Continue reading

  • Library survey launching soon


    Here at the Library, we are getting ready to launch our latest Visitor Survey. We’ll be contacting recent visitors to the Library who have told us they’re happy to hear from us. We’ll get in touch via email to find… Continue reading

  • Christmas advice from Frank Rowntree


    Francis St. D. Rowntree 1928-1996, aka Frank Rowntree, received an OBE in 1986 for his services to public health. During the 1970s, he was the Health Education Officer for Sheffield and in this capacity he was invited into the Walk… Continue reading

  • Charles Paris returns to the Wellcome Library


      Radio 4 is currently re-playing the Charles Paris mystery Cast In Order Of Disappearance. Written by Simon Brett and dramatised by Jeremy Front, tonight’s episode sees Charles, played by the wonderful Bill Nighy, and his friend Elspeth coming to… Continue reading

  • New event: Writing about medicine


    We will be hosting another Medicine in Literature event on Wednesday 17 November, 19.00-20.15. Join us to hear Dr Michael Neve, Dr Erin Sullivan and Dr Richard Barnett discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of writing about medicine. The event is… Continue reading

  • ‘London’s Lost Collector: Searching for Edward Lovett and His Magical Collection’


    The Wellcome Library’s Ross MacFarlane will be giving a talk at the Cuming Museum, London, on Saturday 16th October, titled ‘London’s Lost Collector: Searching for Edward Lovett and His Magical Collection’. Lovett was a folklore collector in the early 20th… Continue reading

  • Medical London Free iPhone App


    Wellcome Collection have produced a free iPhone app to accompany the Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures book. The app offers an audiovisual tour of Bloomsbury and the surrounding area, delving into the medical heritage quite literally on… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month: Pencil drawings by an unknown Prisoner of War


    The picture above was drawn in 1944, when the artist was interned in Tamuang camp, Thailand. This drawing, along with two others by the same artist, came to the Wellcome Library as part of a small collection of papers belonging… Continue reading