Displays and events

Please note that Queen Square Archives are closed to external visitors until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions

Library staff continue to provide Archive services remotely. Please contact us at neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk

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Shell Shock beyond the War – A European perspective: 25th April 2022

An opportunity for academic staff, clinical staff and students to discuss the psychological consequences of war, a fascinating and multidisciplinary topic with huge relevance for historical and contemporary debates. Takes a European perspective on the paradigmatic example of combat stress of World War I, shell shock, and discuss the enduring relevance of psychological war trauma.

Symposium booklet
Photos and recordings from the event

Current display

International Day of Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day 2022

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Display celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day, which will be held in Queen Square Library February-August 2022, featuring photographs, objects, and documents from Queen Square Library and Archives. To celebrate these days, we have updated the handout and 2018 display which celebrated the centenary of Votes for Women in the UK.

Please note that only UCL library members are able to visit the display in person due to restrictions.

The display complements the IWD interviews on the ION website

Next display

The evolution of epilepsy theory and practice at the National Hospital: The complementary approaches of Sir William Gowers and John Hughlings Jackson. The display celebrates the 150th anniversary of Gowers’ appointment as Assistant Physician at the National Hospital and will be launched early September 2022.

Opening Hours

Please note that Queen Square Archives are closed to external visitors until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions

You can visit to see our displays in person : usually Monday - Friday 9am-7pm (last entry 6pm). Please see our opening hours page for changes to our opening over the coming weeks. Please bring some proof of identity (e.g. driving licence or bank card) with you, and sign in at the Library desk on the 1st floor.

Previous displays:

Please see our compilations page to view some of the earlier displays, selected handouts from which are linked below:

JNNP 100: A centenary of publishing neuroscience achievements
Content from the display is therefore available online. Please see our handout for further information.

The launch of Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology on 20th November 2018

a definitive history of both The National Hospital and the Institute from 1860 to 1997, authored by Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston, Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, and Martin Rossor. Available to purchase online with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain Appeal.

Photos from the launch

If you need information on this webpage in a different format, please contact: neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk or 020 3448 4709

Other Queen Square related exhibitions

Silvering the Cerebrum

Library, museum and archive refurbishment generously supported by the Brain Research UK and the National Brain Appeal.