The Art of Caring: Beyond the Ebola crisis

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

16th August 2018 | 5:30PM

The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political. Here, we look at two interventions into Ebola. Artist Mary Beth Heffernan talks about the psychosocial benefits of her project to humanise the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by health care workers during the outbreak. Gillian McKay, who co-ordinated a public health intervention in Sierra Leone in 2014/15, is now researching the impact the outbreak had on family planning services, and how “no-touch” and PPE policies altered the patient-provider relationship. This event will be live subtitled.

Syrian Delights

Freud Museum London

23rd August 2018 | 6:30PM

An evening of Syrian cuisine & music in collaboration with The Welcome Programme.


The Freud Museum London is proud to host an evening of Syrian cuisine in partnership with the charity The Welcome Project.

The evening at the Freud Museum will include a large selection of vegetarian dishes of Syrian cuisine, drinks, as well as live Syrian music. All proceeds will go to support The Welcome Programme.

Syrian Delights, in conjunction with The Welcome Programme, arranges cookery workshops and events that empower women by enabling them to share their recipes and enrich their language skills.

The Welcome Programme was founded by Deborah Koder and is kindly funded by the Lanyado Family Trust to support the integration of newly-arrived Syrian families, welcoming them into the community through cross-communal events and activities.


Museum Pop-Ups: FREE tour of the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

24th August 2018 | 12:30PM

Join us for our first Museum Pop-Up. A FREE 30 minute lunch time tour of the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre.

This introductory tour will teach you about the history of anaesthesia by exploring the collection of instruments on display in our museum. There will be a brief object handling session afterwards.

From the origins of the practice in the nineteenth century to facial reconstruction in the First and Second World Wars. Get a snapshot of this fascinating speciality and explore the collection in your own time afterwards.

Meet in the reception of 21 Portland Place from 12:20pm, sign in, and your guide will meet you at half past to take you down to the museum.

Booking is not essential, but we would prefer it if you booked a ticket to let us know you’ll be attending;

Talk: Great Names in the Social History of Learning Disability

Langdon Down Museum

25th August 2018 | 11:00AM

Museum & theatre open 10am-5pm Saturday 25 August.

Talk at 11am. Great Names in the Social History of Learning Disability

A talk about some of the great names in the social history of learning disability, from the early 19th Century to the present day. Those who brought improvements to the education, training, care and rights of those with learning disabilities.

Free talk. Booking not required. Donations welcome.