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Phoebe Harkins

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

  • Forthcoming events


      News of a pair of forthcoming public events, which draw on the expertise and skills of two members of Wellcome Library staff. On Thursday 24th September, Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, is speaking at ‘Sex: A Victorian Mystery’, a… Continue reading

  • The Politics of Celibacy


    Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussed the topic “Why do people choose to become celibate?” this week. The Wellcome Library’s Senior Archivist Dr Lesley Hall offered historical context to the question, discussing both self-determined celibacy in the tradition of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata… Continue reading

  • You’ll Absolutely Lovett!


    As part of an event to celebrate the launch of the new issue of One Eye Grey, tonight in the Cuming Museum, Ross MacFarlane, Research Officer, Wellcome Library, will give a short talk on Edward Lovett and his collection of… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Year in Review published


    The Library’s Year in Review is out now and is available as a PDF document for viewing and downloading. It covers our activities during 2008, specifically highlighting our digitisation programme. We also showcase some of our exciting acquisitions from the… Continue reading

  • New evening events in the Wellcome Library


    In April, the Library will launch a new strand of events, held in the Reading Room, to explore how authors have drawn on the resources of the Wellcome Library to inspire and inform their writing. The Ghosts of Netley, Thursday… Continue reading

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


    A new short course in the history of medicine has been created by Dr An Vleugels, Birkbeck College, University of London. Exploring Wellcome Collection: A Social History of Madness in Europe draws on the rich holdings of Wellcome Collection, both… Continue reading

  • Medical London is Book of the Week on Radio 4


    Richard Barnett’s new book, Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures has been selected as Book of the Week on Radio 4. You can tune in each morning at 9.45, or at 00.30 for the nightbirds. And of course,… Continue reading

  • Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures


    Monday 10 November sees the publication of Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures, a work which charts the many roles that diseases, treatments and cures have played in the city’s sprawling story, and reveals how London, in turn,… Continue reading

  • Medical history on the Radio This Week


    History of medicine features quite a lot on the airwaves this week. Mark Bostridge’s new biography of Florence Nightingale is Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. You can hear Florence Nightingale: the Woman and her Legend, 9.45-10.00am, repeated… Continue reading