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Symons collection of medical objects gifted to RCP museum
The RCP is delighted by Arts Council England's announcement that the Symons collection of medical objects has been gifted to the RCP museum.
23 October 2018
From cradle to NHS 70
RCP library, archive and museum services manager Julie Beckwith reflects on the RCP’s role in the establishment of the NHS on 5 July 1948.
4 July 2018
The physician and the dance of death
RCP rare books and special collections librarian Katie Birkwood explores the dance of death, an artistic genre that offers fascinating insight into mortality during the Late Middle Ages.
7 March 2018
End-of-life care: can it be everyone's business?
We often hear that end-of-life care is everyone's business, but Professor David Clark asks is it time for a reality check?
20 February 2018
500 years of the RCP: exhibitions and events to mark a historic milestone
The RCP was founded in 1518, and in our 500th year we’re taking the opportunity to look back on the history of medicine as well as to the future of healthcare.
12 January 2018
‘Medical postage stamps’: the Medical Sciences Video Archive
The Medical Sciences Video Archive, newly available online and hosted by Oxford Brookes University, opens up oral history video interviews with leading figures in 20th-century medicine.
5 January 2018
Christopher Merrett and the beginnings of champagne
In the 17th century, RCP fellow and Harveian librarian, Christopher Merret, discovered how to make sparkling wine.
22 December 2017
RCP represented at the Museums Association annual conference
The RCP’s public programmes officer reflects on the annual Museums Association conference, considering the roles and responsibilities of museums in the 21st century.
15 December 2017
The lighter side of Victorian medicine: the BBC’s Quacks in five objects
Five objects from the RCP museum show the medical history that underpinned the BBC television series 'Quacks'.
8 December 2017
Breath-taking encounters with records of lung disease
To celebrate Explore Your Archive week, visitors came to see a hands-on display of archives relating to tuberculosis, emphysema, smoking and other lung health issues, chronicling people and practice over 400 years.
1 December 2017