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  • Why Reading Matters


    As part of BBC4‘s Why Reading Matters season, a documentary will air on Monday evening (9th February), also called Why Reading Matters: “Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of… Continue reading

  • The origins of The origin


    In the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters, this colossal bust of Georges Cuvier stands in the atrium outside a meeting room called the Darwin Room. The irony of that conjuncture may be lost on many of the people who use the meeting… Continue reading

  • Writers’ Rooms


    When the Wellcome Library appears in the national press, its usually in relation to our collections – not our furnishings. However, Saturday’s edition of The Guardian – in their series on ‘Writers’ Rooms’ – contained a endorsement of the Wellcome… Continue reading

  • The after-effects of Vril


    Dr Lesley Hall of the Wellcome Library was one of the contributors to a recent BBC Radio 3 documentary discussing the curious afterlife of Edward Bulwer Lytton’s Vril. Matthew Sweet finds out about Vril, the infinitely powerful energy source of… Continue reading

  • Melanie Klein Play on Radio 4


    This Saturday (20th December) Radio 4 will be broadcasting a play based on the life of the influential child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882-1960). Mrs Klein by Nicholas Wright dramatises Klein’s relationship with her own children. Melanie Klein, a disciple of… Continue reading

  • Medical London is Book of the Week on Radio 4


    Richard Barnett’s new book, Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures has been selected as Book of the Week on Radio 4. You can tune in each morning at 9.45, or at 00.30 for the nightbirds. And of course,… Continue reading

  • Medical history on the Radio This Week


    History of medicine features quite a lot on the airwaves this week. Mark Bostridge’s new biography of Florence Nightingale is Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. You can hear Florence Nightingale: the Woman and her Legend, 9.45-10.00am, repeated… Continue reading