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  • Games Week: A celebration of games in London, 7th-15th July

    07/07/2012

      The History and Heritage Adult Learning London network, convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, will be holding a week-long celebration of games in history from 7th-15 July 2012, with events planned at leading museums and archives across London.… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Water-borne

    08/05/2012

    A new Insight entitled ‘Water-borne’ debuts this week featuring a guest speaker from Wellcome Collection, Will Giller, who is plunging into the often murky waters of London’s famous River Thames. Take a dip into the history of the benefits and hazards it has posed… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Get behind ‘Good Health’

    23/04/2012

      A new Insight talk this week entitled ‘Good Health: Medicine and Modernism’ tells the story behind our current lightbox exhibit ‘Here Comes Good Health!’. Co-curator Alex Green reveals how the local London boroughs like Bermondsey adopted new technologies and strategies to persuade… Continue reading

  • Here Comes Good Health!

    24/02/2012

    Here Comes Good Health! is a new exhibit in the Lightbox which showcases some of the health propaganda films and other health promotional activities devised by Bermondsey Borough Council during its hey-day of civic activity between 1920-1939. Originally, the films… Continue reading

  • How much medical history do you pass every day?

    08/10/2011

    Every day I walk to my local station to catch the train to work. Every day I pass a plaque on the station wall commemorating an event which has historical significance. And every day I ignore it. On 8 October… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – Dirty London

    07/09/2011

    This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 8th September – explores how doctors, governments and ordinary citizens in London have struggled against poor hygiene, pollution and dreadful epidemics, developing the themes of the recent Wellcome Collection Dirt… Continue reading

  • Camberwell House Asylum

    01/09/2011

    One of the fastest-growing categories of Wellcome Library users in the past ten years has been family historians. Many people, of course, have medical practitioners among their ancestors: doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, opticians, vets… But the Library’s holdings for family historians… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – Dirty London

    01/08/2011

    This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 4th August – ties in with Wellcome Collection’s current Dirt exhibition. The session will show how doctors, governments and ordinary citizens in London have struggled against poor hygiene, pollution and… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Trust and “One & Other”

    20/10/2010

    What do the Wellcome Trust and Antony Gormley have in common? Gormley has long been a supporter of Wellcome Collection, referring to our exhibitions and library as a “laboratory of possibility”. There is a also a characteristic sculpture by Gormley… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – Anatomies of London

    04/10/2010

    This week offers two opportunities to catch one of our most popular ‘Insight’ sessions. Come along to ‘Anatomies of London’ and discover some fascinating – and often lurid – tales of London life, told through the collections of the Wellcome… Continue reading