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  • Invisible women? The Scientists people don’t see


    The George Hay Lecture is given every year at the British National Science Fiction Convention.  The lecture is given by a working scientist or exponent of science, on the subject of current work in his or her field. This year’s… Continue reading

  • Brain Season on Radio 4


    This week sees the beginning of BBC Radio 4’s Brain Season. The centrepiece of the season will be a new 10-part series, A History of the Brain, presented by Dr Geoff Bunn. The series airs at 1.45pm, Monday to Friday,… Continue reading

  • If Walls Could Talk


    Last week, Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library, appeared in an episode of BBC4’s new history series, If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home. In the series, presenter Dr Lucy Worsley uncovers the history of familiar domestic… Continue reading

  • A short post about long service


    This summer marked the 35th anniversary of William Schupbach, Curator, Paintings, Prints and Drawings, starting work with what was then the Wellcome Institute. Since then, William and colleagues have undertaken a mammoth cataloguing task, to allow access to the illustrative… Continue reading

  • Forthcoming events


      News of a pair of forthcoming public events, which draw on the expertise and skills of two members of Wellcome Library staff. On Thursday 24th September, Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, is speaking at ‘Sex: A Victorian Mystery’, a… Continue reading

  • Scouting for Boys


    BBC4 repeated last week the documentary Scouting for Boys, which describes the story behind Robert Baden-Powell’s best-selling book, which kick-started the Boy Scout movement. The documentary places the book in the context of its time, describing the social questions which… Continue reading

  • Lesley Hall on Women’s Hour


    Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist at the Wellcome Library, appeared on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour yesterday (Wednesday 18 March), talking about anatomical knowledge of the female reproduction system, including William Hunter’s pioneering Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus (1774). You can… Continue reading

  • The after-effects of Vril


    Dr Lesley Hall of the Wellcome Library was one of the contributors to a recent BBC Radio 3 documentary discussing the curious afterlife of Edward Bulwer Lytton’s Vril. Matthew Sweet finds out about Vril, the infinitely powerful energy source of… Continue reading