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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

  • Alan Turing and the Ratio Club


    Last week Alan Turing (1912-1954) was in the news when the government rejected an e-petition to grant him a posthumous pardon for his conviction for ‘gross indecency’ in 1952, as a result of which he was subjected to debilitating experimental… Continue reading

  • Out in the World


    Last Sunday saw the start of a new series on BBC Radio 3, Out in the World – A Global Gay History. Here’s the details from the programme’s website: Richard Coles embarks on an excavation of same sex desire through… Continue reading

  • Archives and Manuscripts cataloguing: January 2011


    A new year, and more new material made available for research. During January, nearly four hundred new database records were created for archive material, one hundred and fifteen becoming visible online during that month. As the disparity in numbers indicates,… Continue reading

  • Investigating responses to AIDS in the late 1980s


    Two small archive collections that have just been made available provide rather different insights as to the impact of the AIDS/HIV epidemic on different populations in the UK by the end of the 1980s, the decade in which it first… Continue reading