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  • Bedlam: the asylum and beyond

    Bedlam: the asylum and beyond

    Exhibition

    15 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

    Location: Wellcome Collection

    Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it.

  • Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Wellcome Library

    Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Wellcome Library

    27 October 2016, 18.00

    Location: Wellcome Library

    Dutch and Flemish paintings of the 17th-Century were avidly collected in their own time, and by later connoisseurs and art-lovers such as the Prince Regent. So what could Henry Wellcome bring to the party when he started his iconographic collection of them around 1895? This talk will identify some of the unusual features of the collection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians

    Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians

    7 June 2016, 13.00

    Location: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Royal College of Physicians senior curator Emma Shepley explores an extraordinary group of rare 17th-19th century portraits depicting disabled men and women from all walks of life, many of whom earned a living by exhibiting themselves in public.