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  • Wellcome Library Insights: April – May 2010

    06/04/2010

    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 from… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – Anatomies of London

    26/11/2009

    This Saturday (28th November) offers another chance to discover some fascinating tales of London life, through our Anatomies of London ‘Insight’ session. One of our most popular ‘Insights’, previous versions of Anatomies of London have been recommended by Time Out,… Continue reading

  • The Hammersmith Ghost

    31/10/2009

    To mark Halloween, the following post relates the story of the Hammersmith Ghost – one of the more famous ghost sightings of the nineteenth century. This case captured the public imagination and representations of the ghost through engravings (see left)… Continue reading

  • The Exhibition of Living Patients, 1881

    24/10/2009

    A man with Lupus erythematosus. Watercolour by Mabel Green, 1902. Wellcome Library no. 672807i The International Medical Congress which took place in London in 1881 was the seventh in the series, sandwiched between the sixth congress in Amsterdam and the… Continue reading

  • Open House

    16/09/2009

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

  • London Museums of Health and Medicine

    10/08/2009

    If Medical London and Chris Hilton’s Insight talk have developed a taste for the capital’s medical past, then make sure you visit the re-launched London Museums of Health and Medicine website. There you’ll find information on over 20 museums and… Continue reading

  • Anatomies of London – As recommended in ‘Time Out’

    10/06/2009

    Last week we brought you news that our popular Library Insight Session ‘Anatomies of London’, was being run on Saturday afternoon as part of the Story of London Festival. We’re rather pleased that news of the event was picked up… Continue reading

  • New Medical London walk

    05/06/2009

    Last year saw the publication of Medical London, a work which drew heavily on the resources of the Wellcome Library. To mark the publication of the second edition of the book, the Medical London website now offers a new, self-guided… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insights – Healing Herbs and Anatomies of London

    02/06/2009

    This week there are two free Wellcome Library Insight Sessions. On Thursday afternoon, at ‘Healing Herbs’, discover the history of ‘herbals’ – manuscripts and books that preserve our knowledge of the plant-based remedies used by people in the past (more… Continue reading

  • Layers of identity: Sir Charles Wyndham

    07/05/2009

    Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End is hard to miss. Located in Charing Cross Road next to Leicester Square Underground station and adorned with crisp neo-baroque stone-carvings, it is surrounded in the early evenings by theatre-goers waiting for friends before… Continue reading