Pathology Museum Seminars at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital A unique series of seminars that promise both fascinating insights into a diverse range of topics,
and also a glimpse into a little known London museum. Housed within the grounds of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital at West Smithfield, the museum holds a broad range of pathological specimens, some of which date from the late 1700s, and the papers programmed all speak in some way to this collection, as well as to each other.
October 12th 5.30-7.00 Documentary filmmaker and producer Phil Stein will show excerpts from and speak on the Making of the Elephant Man (2010) October 19th 6.00-7.30 Professor Tili Tansey (Queen Mary) and Professor Brian Hurwitz (King College London) speaking on medical narratives and museum voices November 9th 5.30-7.00 Philip Ball (University of Cambridge) and a medical artist will speak on the history of medical illustration and their current practice November 16th 5.30-7.00 Dr Keir Waddington (Cardiff University) will speak on ‘Dying Scientifically: Gothic Romances and London’s Teaching Hospitals’. Dr Sam Alberti (The Royal College of Surgeon) and Dr Fay Bound Alberti (Queen Mary) will present on ‘Body Parts on Bart’s’ November 23rd 5.30-7.00 Dr Carmen Mangion and Dr Louise Hide from the Birkbeck Pain Project will speak on 'Rhetorics of Pain in Nineteenth-Century Convent Necrologies' be speaking on 'Pain and Neurosyphilis' November 30th 5.30-7.00 Professor Sharon Ruston (University of Salford) will speak on ‘Shelly and Davy and the Bart’s Medical Archive’ and Professor Iwan Rhys Morus (University of Aberystwyth) will present on ‘Frankenstein and Vitality’
December 14th 5.30-7.00 David Ross (The Army Health Unit, Camberley) will present on public health and the military and Professor Edgar Jones (Kings College London) will speak on shellshock and its representation in film
No need to book, wine and nibbles provided
Robin Brook Centre at St.Barts, West Smithfield, EC1M 6BQ. Closest tube stops is St. Paul's.
In 1962 the aspiring playwright Joe Orton and his partner and mentor Kenneth Halliwell, who live together in Islington, were each sentenced to six months imprisonment for malicious damage to Islington Public Library books. The offenders were found guilty of stealing and ‘doctoring’ library book covers with images from other sources or by adding new text and narrative. They also removed illustrations from library art books to ‘wallpaper’ their bed-sit at 25 Noel Road. During imprisonment Joe Orton embarked upon what was to be a successful but all too brief writing career, cut short by his murder at the jealous hand of his partner. ‘Malicious Damage’ tells the story surrounding the crimes of Orton and Halliwell and, for the first time at Islington Museum, offers the opportunity to view all of the surviving doctored book covers along with other material reflecting the life and work of the pair. ‘Malicious Damage’ coincides with the publication of a new book of the same title, produced by Islington Library and Heritage Services and Donlon Books. Free event at Islington Museum For more information, please call 020 7527 2837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org