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  • The fpa: changing opinions on contraception

    27/04/2017

    Contraception is a risky business. Where the conception of life is concerned, no one method of family planning is flawless and thus education is key. The fpa is a charity provides information and education so that people can make informed… Continue reading

  • The Red Cross stamp collection

    18/07/2016

    Basil O’Connor, first president of the American National Red Cross (1947) and noted campaigner against polio was also a stamp collector. The Library have just acquired his nine album collection of 1043 international Red Cross / Red Crescent themed stamps.… Continue reading

  • The Ebola Review Archive Team at Médecins Sans Frontières

    13/05/2016

    Between April and June 2015 I left my job as an archivist at the Wellcome Library for two months to work at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Brussels as the Team Leader of a specially recruited team of three information… Continue reading

  • A gift for Disability History Month

    17/12/2015

    A Gift for Love is a film about a seven-year-old girl, Judy, played by Amanda Humby, finding her mother the perfect Christmas present with the 6 shillings and 8 pence in her money box. The only problem is that they… Continue reading

  • International League Against Epilepsy

    24/10/2014

    The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is a voluntary international organisation for physicians working in the field of epilepsy. It is committed to ensuring that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have access to… Continue reading

  • Keeping mental health in Mind

    10/10/2014

    For World Mental Health Day: Emma Hancox opens up the Mind archive. Over 80 boxes of material from the archive of Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales are now available for consultation in the Wellcome Library.… Continue reading

  • Defenders of destitute doctors

    25/07/2014

    “Each Wednesday evening Mrs Hunter welcomed the brightest talents of the Georgian cultural world through the graceful doorway of number 28 and up the marble staircase to the first floor salon overlooking the square, where they recited, danced and gossiped… Continue reading

  • Foundation for Integrated Health

    15/11/2013

    The papers of the Foundation for Integrated Health, a charity headed by Prince Charles, and established in 1993 to promote greater collaboration between conventional and complementary health, have just been catalogued (ref no: SA/FIH) at the Library. In 2000, the House… Continue reading

  • Terrence Higgins Trust 30th anniversary

    04/07/2012

      It is not only Independence Day in the US today. It is also the 30th anniversary since the death of Terry Higgins, the first person publicly identified as dying with AIDS in the UK on 4th July 1982. To… Continue reading

  • Records of voluntary organisations

    02/02/2012

      It is good to see that the Voluntary Action History Society’s drive to raise awareness of, and provision for, the necessity to preserve the archives of this important sector, is receiving attention: Wanted: Champions to safeguard the archives of our… Continue reading