Happy Birthday, Sigmund Freud, born on this day in 1856!

Freud Museum London

6th May 2017 | 12:00PM



Join us for an afternoon of tours, games and on-site activities, celebrating the different aspects of Freud’s life and work. Explore the great man’s attitudes to birthdays and ageing, his own joys, sorrows and enduring passions; see his extensive collection of gifts from grateful patients and friends; ponder the bright and dark side of giving and receiving and the meaning of your own precious possessions.

Deep within me, although overlaid, there continues to live the happy child from Freiberg, the first-born son of a youthful mother, the boy who received from this air, from this soil, the first indelible impressions.   Sigmund Freud, 1935

House tours at 2pm and 4pm/free with admission.



Cultivating Charitable Benevolence

Foundling Museum

7th May 2017 | 3:00PM



What role did stories and images play in attitudes towards charity in the eighteenth century? What role do they still play today? Dr Andrew Rudd, lecturer in eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, gives a talk exploring the role of literature and art in cultivating charitable behaviour, drawing on a rich selection of historical material as well as modern charity publicity.



Talk: James Henry Pullen

Langdon Down Museum

13th May 2017 | 11:00AM



The Genius of Earlswood Asylum

A talk about the life of James Henry Pullen, (1835-1916), a resident of the Royal Earlswood Asylum near Redhill. In his lifetime he was said to have the condition of savant syndrome though today he may have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Pullen created model ships including Brunel’s Great Eastern and the warship, Princess Alexandra. Also on display are his pictorial autobiography, imaginary ships, paintings and models along with a short film about his life.

Cost: Free.



Anaesthesia Museum ‘Lates’: The Price of a Mile

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

19th May 2017 | 6:00PM



Join us for a special event to celebrate our latest exhibition, The Price of a Mile, from 18.00 on 19 May 2017.

This is the third in a series of exhibitions honouring doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief during the First World War, and explores the facilities and techniques available to medical teams during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Hear from Dr Emily Mayhew, author of A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond. To be published in May 2017, A Heavy Reckoning explores trauma and medicine in wartime from the First World War to Afghanistan and modern rehabiliation centres.

Dr Mayhew’s talk will be followed by a fascinating panel discussion with military doctors, and a drinks reception with a special canapé menu.

Explore the Price of a Mile exhibition and the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre in a special private view.

Tickets are £15 and are available online here. For more information, please contact heritage@aagbi.org