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  • Wellcome Library Insight – Designed Today, Gone Tomorrow


    This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 18th February – explores aspects of design and social history through items from the Library’s Ephemera collection. Our Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore… Continue reading

  • Wellcome in Space


    Over the last few weeks, there have been many commemorations in the media of the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the moon. We thought we would add to this by flagging up an item from… Continue reading

  • The origins of NHS bureaucracy


    The Dispensary movement had its beginnings in London in the second half of the 18th century. Championed by the Quaker physician John Coakley Lettsom, a system of dispensaries was introduced where the poor could be treated as out-patients and even… Continue reading