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Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

Exhibition

19 April - 17 September 2016

This exhibition charts the ever-changing relationship between the medical profession and the public through this controversial topic, highlighting the contributions of laypeople to the development of vaccination as well as the ways in which the public have resisted its use.

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee

18 January - 29 July 2016

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L0074560 Three figures within laurel wreathes
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Three figures within laurel wreathes: Lord Mayor Crosby, John Wilkes and Fred Bull.
Lord Mayor Crosby wearing his civic mural crown, John Wilkes as Hercules and and Fred Bull as a bull wearing an alderman's chain. Wilkes holds up a scroll which is inscribed 'Hercules labours overcome gen.l warrants maintain'd. Lib. of Press. Freedom of election etc. etc. etc.' His club is inscribed 'Fox under influence', referring to Charles James Fox. The Lord Mayor rests on a scroll inscribed 'thanks and prayers of the poor'; his staff is inscribed 'for monopoly'; in the background is the Tower of London, and below him is the shield of the Corporation of London. The bull rests a hoof on a pillar of 'fortitude'; the cap of liberty below the figures is inscribed 'Libertas.
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1772 Published: [1 Jan. 1772]

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Hieroglyphicks of the City Fathers

25 July 2016

The Corporation of London is the local government which controls the square mile known as the...

John Dee's crystal

19 July 2016

The Red Cross stamp collection

18 July 2016

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