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  • Exploring Wellcome Collection: A Social History of Madness in Europe

    31/03/2010

    What did it mean to suffer mental health problems in the past? How was madness understood and how were patients treated? Drawing on the rich holdings both in the Library and Wellcome Collection, this short course looks at the history… Continue reading

  • Robert Burton and ‘Blue Monday’

    25/01/2010

    As the Monday that begins the last full week in January, today has been accredited as “the most depressing day of the year”. If this is the case, this year, so called ‘Blue Monday’ falls upon a rather fitting anniversary,… Continue reading

  • Death of a novelist

    03/08/2009

    Eighty-five years ago today, on August 3rd 1924, the novelist Joseph Conrad died of a heart attack at his home in Kent. Conrad’s narratives are slippery constructions, with lavish use of fractured timescales, unreliable narrators and indirect speech. Their indirection… Continue reading