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  • Wellcome Collection Development: drop-in dates for your diaries


    Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past fortnight with your thoughts on our redevelopment plans. We can now confirm the dates and times of our drop-in sessions being held here in the Wellcome Library. We’ve tried… Continue reading

  • Last chance to see: ‘High Society’


    Wellcome Collection’s current temporary exhibition, High Society, closes this Sunday (27th February), meaning there’s not much time left to sample its stimulating wares. High Society draws upon a range of intoxicating material from the Wellcome Library – a small sample… Continue reading

  • Last Chance to See: ‘Skin’


    This weekend offers your last chance to see ‘Skin‘, Wellcome Collection’s current temporary exhibition. The exhibition draws strongly upon a wide range of material from the Wellcome Library: manuscripts, books, paintings and advertising material. A small sample then, of the… Continue reading

  • Talking Nutrition

    As previewed on this Blog, ‘Nutrition and History in the Twentieth Century’ was held last week (15 September) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This one-day conference, organised by the School’s Centre for History in Public… Continue reading

  • New Head of the Wellcome Library


    A new Head of the Wellcome Library has been appointed. Dr Simon Chaplin started his new position at the beginning of February. Dr Chaplin was Director of Museums and Special Collections at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, where… Continue reading

  • An Infinity of Things


    Referred to in previous blog posts, Frances Larson’s An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World (OUP, 2009) was launched last week at a reception in the Wellcome Library. The book explores Wellcome’s life through the story… Continue reading