Heritage events programme – February to July 2018

Written by on February 26, 2018

Our events programme for February to July 2018 is now available. We’ve got some exciting and special events lined up over the next few months and we hope you can join us.

Listermania takes place on 17th April 2018

Our Glasgow History of Meicine Seminars are well under way and we’ve already had some fascinating talks on quackery and miscarriage. Catch our final talk of this season on the 20th March and learn about the Genome of Humanity with Dr Sarah Chan (University of Edinburgh).

On 17th April we’ll be celebrating all things Jospeh Lister at our very special Listermania event marking 150 years since Lister delivered a public lecture in our College on his theory of antiseptic surgery. We’ll be joined by a host of special guest including Greig Trout (101 Things To Do When You Survive), Mr Pankaj Chandak (pioneering surgeon, Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow) and Dr Lindsey Fitzharris (author of the award-winning book The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine).

The second in our Visualising Medical Heritage events takes place in May. Join us for a family workshop of storytelling and digital visualisation. You can read more about the project here.

Our annual Goodall Symposium takes place in June and this year we’ll be looking back at 70 years of the NHS and some of the medical milestones achieved during this time.

All our events are free to attend but please book in advance online or by emailing library@rcpsg.ac.uk as places are limited.

You can download the complete programme of events here.

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The College’s heritage collections – including thousands of medical and surgical instruments, rare books, archives, and pictures – span over 6 centuries and are an excellent resource for exploring the history of medicine and the history of the city of Glasgow. Many items from the collections have been digitised and are available to view here. Our digitisation work is ongoing, and we add new items to the site regularly, so keep checking back to discover more.

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