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Current exhibition

Women in Queen Square: Celebrating the centenary of Votes for Women in the UK. This exhibition, features photographs, objects, and documents from Queen Square Archives, will be launched on 5th February 2018, and run until end of April 2018.
The exhibition coincides with International Women’s Day on 8th March, and also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first women voting in the UK, in the general election of December 1918. See the UCL Vote 100 website for programme of further exhibitions, talks etc marking the centenary.

Gowers’ shorthand diaries

We are delighted to have received a transcription of Gowers’ shorthand diaries which has been diligently transcribed by Ann Scott.

*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.

Embroidered Minds collaboration at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden will be one of the Artisan Gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2018. Please also see Epilepsy Society website for further information

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