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  • Open House London 2010

    01/09/2010

    Open House London has established itself in recent years as one of the capital’s most popular events. A celebration of the diversity of the London’s architecture, the event allows free access to many buildings normally closed to the public. Open… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insights – September and October

    31/08/2010

    Our popular Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. The… Continue reading

  • Medical London Free iPhone App

    19/08/2010

    Wellcome Collection have produced a free iPhone app to accompany the Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures book. The app offers an audiovisual tour of Bloomsbury and the surrounding area, delving into the medical heritage quite literally on… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Images on screen

    23/07/2010

    Photographs of books and manuscripts in Wellcome Library’s collections and images submitted directly to the photo library, Wellcome Images, are regularly featured on television programmes. Television viewers might have seen Wellcome Library material without even realising it. Two of these… Continue reading

  • ‘Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London’

    23/06/2010

    On Wednesday 30th June at 7.30pm, Head of the Wellcome Library, Dr Simon Chaplin will be giving a talk at Bruce Castle Museum in London entitled, ‘Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London’. In his talk, Simon will be exposing the… Continue reading

  • Fire, Riot and Compound Fracture

    02/06/2010

    Hannah Stewart, 21 years of age of a good habit of body, a married Woman was brought into the Hosp[ita]l on Wednesday night the 7th Inst. with a compound Fracture of the Wrist Joint wherein both Radius and Ulna were… Continue reading

  • Quacks and Cures: new and improved!

    31/05/2010

    Friday 4th June sees the return of Wellcome Collection’s hugely popular Quacks and Cures all-building spectacular. The event aims to present a snapshot of some of the opinions and ideas threaded through three centuries of medical history. Friday’s event will… Continue reading

  • New product trial: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

    04/05/2010

    The Wellcome Library has set up a free trial for The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, which you can access through the Library catalogue. The trial runs until the 20th May, and we would really appreciate some feedback about the… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – Anatomies of London

    26/04/2010

    This Thursday evening (29th April) offers another chance to discover some fascinating tales of London life, through our free Anatomies of London ‘Insight’ session. One of our most popular ‘Insights’, previous versions of Anatomies of London have been recommended by… Continue reading

  • Edward Jenner and his moving statue

    24/04/2010

    Broadcast tonight in the UK on BBC1, will be the latest episode of Doctor Who, in which the time traveller with the medical title meets again with the ‘Weeping Angels‘, creatures with the appearance of statues but who can move… Continue reading