New and interesting

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New exhibition

NHS at 70: Celebrating the achievements of Queen Square
The exhibition which includes photographs, objects and documents from Queen Square Archives will run in Queen Square Library, 23 Queen Square from August – December 2018. This exhibition is dedicated to Annie Lindsay, UCLH Archivist (2004-2018).

Please see exhibition handout and selected image compilation for further information.

WAVECRAFT: Two pioneers of EEG and their world

This exhibition is now on display at: Library and Archive, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole street, London until 1st November 2018. Please see the curator Ken Barrett’s website for further information.

Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The fabulous Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden featured a ceramic tiled path using images drawn from Queen Square Archives. Please see Embroidered Minds website for further information.

Gowers’ shorthand diaries

We are delighted to have received a transcription of Gowers’ shorthand diaries which has been diligently transcribed by Ann Scott. Two hard copies are available in the Library.

*PDF version
*Interactive version

This includes two diaries kept while he was a medical apprentice and a great deal of detail about daily life in Coggeshall, Essex, in the 1860s. The most interesting of the entries were incorporated into the following book: William Richard Gowers 1845-1915, Exploring the Victorian Brain Ann Scott, Mervyn Eadie, and Andrew Lees. OUP, 2012.

Older news

Extensive collection of Gowers correspondence and children’s journals digitised

Patient 39 - PATIENT 39 is a short film adaptation of William Boyd’s short story ‘Ghost of a Bird’, starring Mark Bazeley and Alfie Stewart. Accompanying articles by Professor Andrew Lees

Here are a few ways of exploring interesting items from the archives:

Please also see our Items for Sale page