History of Peyote

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

1st July 2020 | 6:00PM


The Gideon de Laune lecture will be presented by Mike Jay who is an author and curator who has written widely on scientific and medical history.

The lecture and buffet is open to the public and members.



Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians Museum

2nd July 2020 | 5:30PM



Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours FREE 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
  • a free audio visual guide to the building and permanent displays

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

Tickets:

Free

To make an optional reservation click here to visit the booking website



Florence Nightingale’s Legacy (virtual event)

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

7th July 2020 | 5:30PM



RCN President Professor Anne Marie Rafferty co-edited Notes on Nightingale, a collection of essays about her life and legacy. Here, she talks about Nightingale as a celebrity in her own lifetime. Her image was of great appeal to the public and must have been a source of tremendous reassurance in a time of crisis.

Two hundred years on from Nightingale’s birth, we’re facing new challenges. What can we learn about the COVID-19 pandemic from Florence Nightingale’s legacy? And how does the history of nursing continue to shape views of the profession?

Please register to attend, and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the talk. All tickets must be booked individually.