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  • Who was the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Prospero?

    27/04/2016

    In Shakespeare’s play The Tempest the character Prospero uses magical powers to intimidate his enemies and to manipulate the natural world. The character may have been inspired by the Elizabethan mathematician, astrologer and book collector John Dee. Prospero is the… Continue reading

  • Spiritualism, Mesmerism and the Occult, 1800-1920

    31/10/2012

    Dr Shane McCorristine is a Marie Curie Fellow (COFUND, Irish Research Council) at NUI Maynooth and University of Cambridge. McCorristine is an interdisciplinary historian who is currently writing up a project on embodiment and disembodiment in British Arctic exploration. Here… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month, June 2011 – “An important alchemical manuscript…”

    28/06/2011

    This year’s Manchester International Festival sees the premier of a new opera, based on the life of the Elizabethan mathematician, astrologer and alchemist, John Dee. We’ve already tweeted about the Opera and flagged up some Dee-related items from our collections.… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight – The Occult

    10/05/2010

    This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 13th May – explores the Library’s collections relating to the Occult. Our Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. Sessions… Continue reading

  • 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 – The Occult

    02/02/2010

    This week’s free Wellcome Library Insight session – on Thursday 4th February – explores the Library’s collections relating to the Occult. Our Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. Sessions… Continue reading