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  • A large flying machine with sails and propellers is travelling over a town

    Flying machines, steam engines and operating theatres


    The Wellcome Library has contributed over 40 images and films to Science and Machines, the new online exhibition from the European Library. The Wellcome’s contribution highlights both medically-related material, such as the film Aseptic operating theatre technique, as well as… Continue reading

  • Happy Birthday, London Underground!


    On Saturday 10th January 1863, a few yards from where the Wellcome Library now stands, a short stretch of railway line was opened to the public.  Only a few miles long, running from the Great Western Railway’s Paddington terminus to… Continue reading

  • Helping you to find the Wellcome LibrARy


    … or, the Wellcome Library augments reality Wouldn’t it be nice if, for your visit to the Wellcome Library, you had a personal guide to get you all the way from the station or bus stop and right to our… Continue reading

  • Arguing on the telephone


    On this day in 1876, one hundred and thirty five years ago, Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone that he had spent the previous two years developing. Obviously since that day the telephone has been used as widely by medical… Continue reading

  • Medical London Free iPhone App


    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

  • Pioneer of computing arrives in database


    The Wellcome Library’s online archive catalogue has just added a new name: Charles Babbage (1791-1871), the mathematician and designer of mechanical computing devices, the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine, that foreshadowed today’s information technology. Thirty-five letters and notes by… Continue reading

  • Puzzling proteins


    Put your visualisation skills to work for scientific research at Foldit, a computer game pitting humans against computers in the race to understand the function of proteins. Why humans, when computers are so much faster? According to the people at… Continue reading