Special Event

Science and serendipity

Science and serendipity

6 May 2016, 14.30

Location: The London Library

Rick Stroud (The Book of the Moon) introduces three writers from different fields to talk about their working methods and the consequences of chance: the scientist Susan Greenfield (Mind Change; The Private Life of the Brain), the surgeon and professor of surgical education Roger Kneebone and the historian and biographer Jenny Uglow (In These Times; The Lunar Men; Elizabeth Gaskell).

April

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

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

    18 January - 29 July 2016

    Location: Royal College of Physicians

    Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee (1527–1609) continues to fascinate and inspire centuries after he entered the court of Elizabeth I.

  • Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Exhibition

    19 April - 17 September 2016

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    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.

May

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

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

    18 January - 29 July 2016

    Location: Royal College of Physicians

    Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee (1527–1609) continues to fascinate and inspire centuries after he entered the court of Elizabeth I.

  • Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Exhibition

    19 April - 17 September 2016

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    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.

  • Science and serendipity

    Science and serendipity

    6 May 2016, 14.30

    Location: The London Library

    Rick Stroud (The Book of the Moon) introduces three writers from different fields to talk about their working methods and the consequences of chance: the scientist Susan Greenfield (Mind Change; The Private Life of the Brain), the surgeon and professor of surgical education Roger Kneebone and the historian and biographer Jenny Uglow (In These Times; The Lunar Men; Elizabeth Gaskell).

  • People Powered Medicine: A one-day public symposium

    People Powered Medicine: A one-day public symposium

    7 May 2016, 9.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    The symposium, held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease.

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Edward Jenner

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Edward Jenner

    17 May 2016, 13.00

    Location: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Edward Jenner was a visionary and a polymath, but he was also disorganised and distractible and could easily have relaxed into the life of a country doctor. It was his 'dear man' and mentor, John Hunter, who kept alive Jenner's interest in science and pressured him into doing experiments.

  • Henry Wellcome, Pharmacist

    Henry Wellcome, Pharmacist

    British Society for the History of Pharmacy lecture

    23 May 2016, 17.30

    Location: Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Arguably more recognised now for his collecting activities and his philanthropic interests, Henry Wellcome was first and foremost a pharmacist. This talk will aim to look at Wellcome’s life through the lens of his business career, yet show that untangling the differing strands of his life can be a complicated process.

June

July

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

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

    18 January - 29 July 2016

    Location: Royal College of Physicians

    Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee (1527–1609) continues to fascinate and inspire centuries after he entered the court of Elizabeth I.

  • Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Exhibition

    19 April - 17 September 2016

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    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.

August

  • Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Exhibition

    19 April - 17 September 2016

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    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.

September

  • Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

    Exhibition

    19 April - 17 September 2016

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    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.