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  • Burger’s Secret: discover an unexpected Conan Doyle story


    As legions of Sherlock fans await a visit to Victorian London and an encounter with The Abominable Bride on British television in the New Year, we thought a little-known tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would further whet the appetite. Burger’s Secret is a… Continue reading

  • Spotlight: Christmas in wartime


    A fresh-faced young woman stares out from the pages of an old pantomime programme. Her cheeks are lightly rouged and her auburn hair is gathered into a flowing pigtail falling over her left shoulder. If there is something rather too… Continue reading

  • Barberries, saffron and almond milk: the flavours of 2015 … and 1662


    Holly Story from the Library’s media team has been delving in to one of our many historical recipe books. Here’s what she discovered from the point of view of a curious cook rather than an historian or archivist. In the… Continue reading

  • A gift for Disability History Month


    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

  • Rémi Vincent

    Reflecting on our digital developments


    It was September 2010 when we started on our journey to build a digital library, kicking off a £19.5 million programme to transform the Wellcome Library into an innovative digital and physical destination. Five years and 20 million images later, how… Continue reading

  • Open content, code and services


    For many years the Wellcome Trust has been a leading advocate for open content. Back in 1996 the Trust was one of the original signatories of the Bermuda Principles, which agreed that human genomic sequence data should be placed in… Continue reading

  • Doctor! The heart’s stopped!


    Cardiac arrest is a popular narrative device in TV and film. However, on screen, it is shown to have much better odds of survival than in real life. During fictional hospital resuscitations, the dramatic significance of eye contact between team… Continue reading

  • Captain J P Lynch: prisoner of war


    From the heroic image of the doughty captive fictionalised in the film the Great Escape to the sufferings on the River Kwai, the British POW is an instantly recognisable World War II type. The experience of captivity in World War… Continue reading

  • Not by half! UK-MHL project 8 million page milestone


    Pathology, surgery, therapeutics, anatomy, public health – these are some of the top subjects that are covered by the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project. In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised,… Continue reading

  • When life gives you lemons…


    We have put over 20,000 of our digitised books online and, thanks to full-text searching in the Library catalogue, our digitisation programme is starting to bear fruit for researchers. To prove the point I sought inspiration from our collections on… Continue reading