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  • Exploring Wellcome Collection: Medicine, Society and the Making of Modern Europe to 1800


    What did it mean to be ill in the past?  How was illness understood and how were patients treated?  Drawing on the rich holdings both in the Library and Wellcome Collection, this short course looks for answers to these questions.… Continue reading

  • Library Insights: Reading and the senses


    Experience some of our books through the senses of touch and smell this Thursday 6th September, 3-4pm as Jo Maddocks offers her popular talk as part of the Insights series. You can discover what came before Braille and why old books have different odours. Free tickets are… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Superheroes


    Join us for this Thursday evening’s free Insight talk: a full-colour forray into the dynamic world of Superheroes with our Ephemera curator, Stephen Lowther. The talk will be richly illustrated with some unusual and rare graphic novels from the Library’s collections… Continue reading

  • SSHM Conference 2012: Emotions, Health and Wellbeing


    Queen Mary, University of London, will be hosting the 2012 Society for the Social History of Medicine’s Biennial conference on the theme of ‘Emotions, Health and Wellbeing’. The conference, run in association with Queen Mary’s Centre for the History of… Continue reading

  • Games Week: A celebration of games in London, 7th-15th July


      The History and Heritage Adult Learning London network, convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, will be holding a week-long celebration of games in history from 7th-15 July 2012, with events planned at leading museums and archives across London.… Continue reading

  • Lecture Announcement – Sustaining Plague Mortality in Late Medieval Milan


    The Wellcome Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Summer Seminar, ‘Health and Disease in the Middle Ages’, are delighted to announce details of a lecture by Ann G. Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor emerita, Indiana University, Bloomington,… Continue reading

  • This is a public service announcement…


    …and some benefit will be gained by reading on… trust me. Yesterday I attended a programme of public health information films The Cinema of Disease held at the Open City Docs Fest, which is taking place in and around UCL… Continue reading

  • Library Insight: Visualising the AIDS crisis


    It is 30 years since the Terence Higgins Trust was founded. This week’s free Library Insight talk highlights the changing approaches to AIDS in that time, as revealed through the Wellcome Library’s international AIDS posters.  The global nature of this collection… Continue reading

  • Summer Insight talks


    Our popular Insightsessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. Details of… Continue reading

  • A Fortean encounter with a Merman


      This Thursday (31st May), Ross MacFarlane (Research Engagement Officer, Wellcome Library) and Paolo Viscardi (Curator, Horniman Museum) will again sink beneath the waters to explore the murky worlds of mermen and mermaids. They’ll be speaking at the monthly meeting… Continue reading