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Ross Macfarlane

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

  • Music to your ears: books, buildings and bodies


    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.… Continue reading

  • On Giant’s Shoulders #61: to iCHSTM and beyond


    Hello, and welcome to On Giant’s Shoulders #61 the monthly online carnival of history of science blogging, this month hosted at the Wellcome Library’s blog.   What follows is a selection of posts from the last month from the world of… Continue reading

  • ‘Everard Home: Hero or Villain?’


    Dr Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, will be giving a lecture about the surgeon Everard Home at the Hunterian Museum in London on Tuesday 14th May at 13.00. “Who was the real Everard Home (1756-1832)? Was he a brilliant… Continue reading

  • Three hands, one manuscript: examining MS.46


    Sarah Gilbert recently completed an MPhil looking at Anglo-Saxon medical recipes recorded outside of the main medical compendia from the period. One of the most interesting manuscripts that she looked at was Wellcome Library, MS.46. She will be undertaking a… Continue reading

  • We’re relocating our pre-1900 Medical Collection


    In preparation for the upcoming development works, Library staff are moving pre-1900 books from the open shelves in the Medical Collection to the onsite Library stacks. We will be moving the books over a period of a few weeks, in… Continue reading

  • Pregnancy Testing on ‘Making History’


    The latest episode of the Radio 4 series Making History (tx 16th April 2013), includes a segment on  pregnancy testing in the 1950s and the surprising laboratory methods used in this process. The segment highlights the research of Jesse Olszynko-Gryn… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Reading Room

    Reading Room Prototyping


    As part of the development project we are asking you: ‘How would you like to interact with our curious collection?’ The Wellcome Library Reading Room is an iconic space and one that has taken on many roles. Originally envisaged as… Continue reading

  • Painting of St Peter

    Item of the Month: Revealing Saint Francis


    Taking inspiration from the recent papal election, we’ve decided to turn our attention to a work from the Wellcome Library that depicts not one, but two, Saints Francis. Pope Francis I has taken inspiration for his name from St Francis… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Development Project Update


    The Wellcome Library will be undergoing major changes as part of the all-building development project announced earlier. Here’s how the building works may affect you: Until 20 June: Business as usual; all normal services fully operational. 20 June to early… Continue reading

  • Library website survey: tell us what you think of the recent changes


    The Wellcome Library and UCL Centre for Digital Humanities are currently looking for survey responses from Library users to gather opinions about changes to the Library website. The Wellcome Library website has gone through a number of major changes in the… Continue reading