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  • Happy Birthday, London Underground!


    On Saturday 10th January 1863, a few yards from where the Wellcome Library now stands, a short stretch of railway line was opened to the public.  Only a few miles long, running from the Great Western Railway’s Paddington terminus to… Continue reading

  • ‘What’s cooking? Food and eating at home’ conference


    Friday 9 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, 9.30 – 17.00 Friday 9 March 2012, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, 9.30 – 17.00 In association with the Wellcome Library, the Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network will be holding its 4thannual… Continue reading

  • Glamour’s Golden Age


    BBC4’s new documentary series, Glamour’s Golden Age, may not initially sound a project with direct connections to the Wellcome Library, but the first episode ‘The Luxe Experience‘ (which was broadcast 19th October) not only alluded to one of our collections,… Continue reading

  • William Morris at the Wellcome Library


    William Morris’s library at Kelmscott House reflected his many interests. Although it contained many fine manuscripts and early printed books, it was primarily a working collection. Herbals were acquired both as source material for designs and for practical information on… Continue reading