Digital Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physycians

Royal College of Physicians Museum

3rd December 2020 | 6:00PM

Join the Royal College of Physicians for its season of free digital museum lates, running for the rest of the year.

On the first Thursday of the month a contemporary artist featured in the college’s acclaimed exhibition ‘Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity’, discusses their work, its relationship to the body and wider issues surrounding the representation of the human form in art, medicine and science.

Each session also includes a live Q&A with the artist, plus an introduction to the exhibition and the college’s remarkable collections by a member of the museum team.

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The Royal College of Physicians is running an exciting programme of digital events throughout 2020, as its library, archive and museum remain closed while work continues on a safe reopening plan.

Check the College’s website for details of upcoming dates at

Forthcoming Museum Lates in 2020:

  • Thursday 05 November 2020: ‘Boundaries and the body’ with artist Andrew Carnie
  • Thursday 03 December 2020: ‘Narratives of the heart’ with artist Sofie Layton, Dr Jo Wray & Dr Giovanni Biglino

Don’t miss these unique insights into the complex relationships between ourselves, our bodies and society.

Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians Museum

5th December 2020 | 5:30PM

Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Explore exhibitions, art, medical objects and more than 500 years of history at England’s oldest medical college.

Discover collections, featuring everything from artworks by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Dame Elisabeth Frink, to scarce anatomical preparations and extraordinary medical instruments, all housed in a grade 1 listed ‘modernist masterpiece’ designed by acclaimed architect Sir Denys Lasdun. See free temporary exhibitions from our award-winning team, and join a curator-led introduction to the displays.

Changing activities and workshops run each month, click here to check the Royal College of Physicians website for more details.

Exhibition and collection introductions by the curator take place throughout the evening.

Highlights of any visit include:

  • priceless portraits and silver displayed throughout the building
  • medical rarities such as the Symons collection of self-care instruments and medical apparatus, the Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars and the Prujean chest of surgical tools from the era of the English Civil War
  • a remarkable set of 17th-century human remains, providing a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy
  • regular displays from our archive and rare books collections
  • a changing programme of acclaimed temporary exhibitions


Forthcoming Museum Lates in 2020:

  • Thursday 5 March 2020
  • Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Thursday 7 May 2020
  • Thursday 4 June 2020
  • Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Thursday 5 November 2020
  • Thursday 3 December 2020