Special Event

History is now: 7 artists take on Britain

History is now: 7 artists take on Britain

10 February - 26 April 2015

Location: Hayward Gallery

In the first ever exhibition in an art gallery to investigate bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and its impact, Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns curates a section of ‘History Is Now: 7 artists take on Britain’ at the Hayward Gallery

April

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

  • History is now: 7 artists take on Britain

    History is now: 7 artists take on Britain

    10 February - 26 April 2015

    Location: Hayward Gallery

    In the first ever exhibition in an art gallery to investigate bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and its impact, Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns curates a section of ‘History Is Now: 7 artists take on Britain’ at the Hayward Gallery

  • Dogs of the First World War

    Dogs of the First World War

    10 March - 26 June 2015

    Location: Bishopsgate Institute

    Come along to the Dogs of the First World War exhibition exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.

    The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.

     

     

  • 'The report on her transfer was shell shock': Nurses and psychological trauma in the First World War

    'The report on her transfer was shell shock': Nurses and psychological trauma in the First World War

    22 April 2015, 17.30

    Location: Royal College of Nursing

    The notion of war-induced traumatic neurosis being the preserve of men is essentially pretence. It was not only soldiers who experienced ‘shell-shock’ during the First World War, but the previous focus on male sufferers means the history of the condition is incomplete.

  • Capturing the Dead: Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

    Capturing the Dead: Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

    23 April 2015, 18.30

    Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

    The Victorian use of post-mortem photography might seem morbid or even gruesome to modern eyes. In an age when photography was a special event, a portrait taken after death was often the only image that grieving relatives would have of their loved one.

  • Royal Operations

    Royal Operations

    28 April 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    Surgeons always enjoy a good surgical story. Few beat stories of operations on Kings and Queens of the past. In this illustrated talk, Professor Harold Ellis will recount some of his favourite “Royal Operations”.

May

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

  • Dogs of the First World War

    Dogs of the First World War

    10 March - 26 June 2015

    Location: Bishopsgate Institute

    Come along to the Dogs of the First World War exhibition exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.

    The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.

     

     

  • '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

    Location: Hunterian Museum

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

  • People-powered science: citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

    People-powered science: citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

    21 May 2015, 18.30

    Location: The Royal Society

    Explore the humble beginnings of the citizen science movement. From classifying the cosmos to tracking British bees, citizen science has captivated the imagination of the British public; online platforms such as Zooniverse have over 1 million participants. But, you might be surprised to hear that this isn't a new thing. Long before the internet put data at our fingertips, researchers capitalised on the power of many.

June

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

  • Dogs of the First World War

    Dogs of the First World War

    10 March - 26 June 2015

    Location: Bishopsgate Institute

    Come along to the Dogs of the First World War exhibition exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.

    The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.

     

     

  • Mendel's legacy

    Mendel's legacy

    2 June 2015, 18.30

    Location: The Royal Society

    You may remember learning about Mendel’s pea experiments in science classes growing up, using smooth and wrinkly peas to explain dominant and recessive traits. We now know that it’s not quite so simple. Our knowledge and understanding of inheritance patterns has deepened extensively since Mendel’s time, but the models in schools rarely reflect this.

  • Battlefield Medicine at Waterloo

    Battlefield Medicine at Waterloo

    16 June 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815. Around 100,000 Allied British, German and Dutch troops were commanded by Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. Facing him was the French Armée du Nord of 125,000 committed French soldiers, led by Napoleon Bonaparte. Neither commander in this titanic struggle had ever faced each other in combat. The battle will be explained in stages, highlighting particular medical issues.

July

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

August

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

September

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

October

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

November

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.

December

  • The Reading Room

    The Reading Room

    10 February - 24 December 2015

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Come and experience the new incarnation of our Reading Room. An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space, the Reading Room is designed to encourage you to indulge your curiosity and explore more than ever before.