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Phoebe Harkins

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

  • Library Year In Review 2009 goes live


    Last week the Library launched its latest Year In Review. This year, we have opted for an electronic-only format, and the PDF of the Review is available for viewing and downloading from our website. 2009 was the Library’s busiest year… Continue reading

  • Skinbound: A Medicine in Literature Event


    Our next Medicine in Literature event ‘Skinbound‘ will be taking place on Saturday 3rd July, 14.30-16.00, in the Library Reading Room. Author Michelle Lovric will be discussing her latest work, ‘The Book of Human Skin‘, (Bloomsbury 2010). Michelle made extensive… Continue reading

  • A trip to Hollingsville


    Currently being broadcast on Resonance FM is Hollingsville, a series in which each week writer Ken Hollings and guests explore “different aspects of our historical relationship with technology, from architecture to bodies and from computers to phantoms”. Last week, the… Continue reading

  • Quacks and Cures: new and improved!


    Friday 4th June sees the return of Wellcome Collection’s hugely popular Quacks and Cures all-building spectacular. The event aims to present a snapshot of some of the opinions and ideas threaded through three centuries of medical history. Friday’s event will… Continue reading

  • Exploring Wellcome Collection: A Social History of Madness in Europe


    What did it mean to suffer mental health problems in the past? How was madness understood and how were patients treated? Drawing on the rich holdings both in the Library and Wellcome Collection, this short course looks at the history… Continue reading

  • “I didn’t know this place was here”


    Fans of Radio 4’s Charles Paris mysteries may have caught the last episode of this series, Cast in Order of Disappearance on Friday. In the episode, Charles, played by actor Bill Nighy, and his friend Elspeth rather fabulously pay a… Continue reading

  • Early closure for Medicine in Literature event this Thursday


    Just a quick reminder to let you know that the Library will be closing at 6pm, not 8pm, this coming Thursday, 26 November. This is due to us hosting another Medicine in Literature event, this time with the author Lydia… Continue reading

  • New Product Trials


    The Library has set up trials for the following products: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections “The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: 1691-1820 presents 550 titles dating from 1693 through 1820. The collection represents over two centuries of print culture,… Continue reading

  • James Graham: Doctor of Love


    On 26th November, author Lydia Syson will give a talk in the Wellcome Library on James Graham, the controversial eighteenth century healer, widely regarded as the world’s first sex therapist and subject of Lydia’s recent book, Doctor of Love: James… Continue reading

  • Professor Vivian Nutton


    The Wellcome Library held a reception on 18 September to mark the retirement of Professor Vivian Nutton, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. Professor Nutton is acknowledged as one of the foremost experts in the ancient… Continue reading