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  • The first antiques roadshow?


    Today has seen the BBC celebrate 75 years since the launch of the world’s first regular television service. Given their current popularity, it’s no surprise that the daytime schedules of both BBC1 and BBC2 have today (as on most other… Continue reading

  • Out in the World


    Last Sunday saw the start of a new series on BBC Radio 3, Out in the World – A Global Gay History. Here’s the details from the programme’s website: Richard Coles embarks on an excavation of same sex desire through… Continue reading

  • If Walls Could Talk


    Last week, Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library, appeared in an episode of BBC4’s new history series, If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home. In the series, presenter Dr Lucy Worsley uncovers the history of familiar domestic… Continue reading

  • Woman’s Hour


    Yesterday’s edition of Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, featured an interview with Dr Lesley Hall talking about her new book – recently highlighted here – The Life and Times of Stella Browne: Feminist and Free Spirit. The interview discusses… Continue reading

  • ‘The Beauty of Diagrams’


    On 16th December, BBC4 broadcast the most recent episode of their series The Beauty of Diagrams, in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the world’s most familiar and influential scientific diagrams. The latest featured diagram… Continue reading

  • Vital Mental Medicine


    A BBC Radio 4 documentary which aired today, Vital Mental Medicine: Shackleton’s Banjo, offers an indirect insight into an aspect of Henry Wellcome’s life. The documentary tells the story of the instrument shown above: a banjo belonging to Leonard Hussey,… Continue reading

  • Hard Science


    “Who are the hardest, bravest men and women in the history of science?” asks Ian Sample on The Guardian‘s Science Blog. The resulting list – and slideshow – make for interesting reading and the nominated scientists feature a number of… Continue reading

  • The Red Book


    It’s not often books purchased by the Wellcome Library have guested on a prime time American crime show, but then again, Carl Jung’s The Red Book is no ordinary work. A facsimile of Carl Jung’s Liber Novus (New Book), The… Continue reading

  • The Test of Time


    Last year we brought you news of The Test of Time, a BBC Radio 4 series in which present day scientists reflected on the work of their ancient forebears. The repeat of the series begins this evening on Radio 4… Continue reading

  • A trip to Hollingsville


    Currently being broadcast on Resonance FM is Hollingsville, a series in which each week writer Ken Hollings and guests explore “different aspects of our historical relationship with technology, from architecture to bodies and from computers to phantoms”. Last week, the… Continue reading