Events

'From Womb to Tomb': Medical Images in Eighteenth Century British Art

'From Womb to Tomb': Medical Images in Eighteenth Century British Art

5 May 2015, 13.00

The eighteenth century was an age of satire. Gay, Swift, Pope, Fielding and many other writers depicted society with barbed pens.

Exhibition: The great leveller. Humanity’s struggle against infectious disease

26 January - 15 April 2015

The Reading Room

10 February - 24 December 2015

Blog

Setting the record straight: maniac or sick man?

27 March 2015

Researcher Jon Mitchell searched the Retreat archives in pursuit of John Summerland, an asylum...

Madness and civilization: a lecture in 45 tweets

26 March 2015

Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People

24 March 2015

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