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    Brett: then and now


    Roger Graef is a distinguished theatre producer, documentary film maker and founder of the production company Films of Record. He curated a programme of films around science on film for the 75th anniversary of the Wellcome Trust in 2011. It… Continue reading

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    Why Music? events to be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3


    BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting live from Wellcome Collection throughout the last weekend in September. From Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September there will be live music, discussion and one-off programmes and events taking place throughout the venue.… Continue reading

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    Pregnancy Testing on ‘Making History’


    The latest episode of the Radio 4 series Making History (tx 16th April 2013), includes a segment on  pregnancy testing in the 1950s and the surprising laboratory methods used in this process. The segment highlights the research of Jesse Olszynko-Gryn… Continue reading

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    ‘Making History’ in the Wellcome Library


    The BBC Radio 4 series Making History investigates issues about the past, raised by questions from the programme’s listeners. This week’s episode (now available for listeners in the UK on the Radio 4 website) has a strong emphasis on the… Continue reading

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    An operatic elixir…


    On Saturday evening, BBC Radio 3 broadcast Donizetti’s comic opera L’elisir d’amore live from the Royal Opera House. The plot of the opera revolves around the love potions of the quack doctor Dulcamara and the history of quackery was explored during… Continue reading

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    Woman’s Hour


    This week, Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 featured a discussion between Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library and author Lisa Appignanesi. Inspired by the new film Hysteria their discussion traced the historical roots of the term and also… Continue reading

  • Early sketch of DNA double helix, 1953. Francis Crick’s pencil drawing shows a right-handed helix and the nucleotides of the two strands L0073415

    Archives from the pioneers of modern genetics to be brought together for the first time


    More details have been announced today of the Wellcome Library’s groundbreaking digitisation project, ‘Modern Genetics and its Foundations’. Tens of thousands of notes, letters, sketches, lectures, photographs and essays, produced by the key players in the discovery of the structure… Continue reading

  • V0043910 A fern frond, possibly of the male fern (Dryopteris filix-ma
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
A fern frond, possibly of the male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas). Colour nature print, c. 1860.
1860 after: Henry BradburyPublished: [c. 1860]

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    ‘Making History’ at the Wellcome Library


    This week’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s series Making History, features an exploration of the Victorian ‘fern craze’. In a sequence recorded in the Wellcome Library, historian Helen Castor and researcher Pia Ostlund, look at this growth in amateur botany in… Continue reading

  • L0021975 The last moments of HRH the Prince Consort.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
The last moments of HRH the Prince Consort. Oil painting by Oakley under the pseudonym Le Port.
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    Random Edition on BBC Radio 4


    In this week’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Random Edition, presenter Peter Snow marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Prince Albert. The programme focused on how the Prince Consort’s death was reported in one issue of the London… Continue reading

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    Brain Season on Radio 4


    This week sees the beginning of BBC Radio 4’s Brain Season. The centrepiece of the season will be a new 10-part series, A History of the Brain, presented by Dr Geoff Bunn. The series airs at 1.45pm, Monday to Friday,… Continue reading