“The National Society for Epilepsy and the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy: 125 years on”. Launched to coincide with Purple Day on 26th March, the exhibition includes photographs, objects and documents from the Epilepsy Society Archives and will run in Queen Square Library, 23 Queen Square until June 2019. Please see exhibition handout for further information.
With many thanks to Nicola Swanborough and her colleagues at the Epilepsy Society for their help and support in curating the exhibition.
Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre, 2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
Illustrated talk on the intriguing history of the National Hospital Queen Square, and its impact on world neurology and on Camden Speaker: Professor Simon Shorvon, Professor of Clinical Neurology and author of the book: Queen Square : a history of the National Hospital and its institute of neurology.
Admission Free. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
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.
In this programme, which features footage and materials from Queen Square Archives, Dan Snow discovers how the shell shock of WW1 has evolved into the cases of PTSD that modern soldiers suffer with today. Delving into previously unseen archives he reveals the difficult history of how Britain has reacted to the psychological consequences of warfare. Dan interviewed Stefanie Linden, author of They Called it Shell Shock which draws heavily on our Archives, as part of the programme. Box of Broadcasts (from 7mins) (UCL (or other institutional) password required for access)
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 provide proof of identity (e.g. driving licence or bank card) with you, and sign in at the Library desk on the 1st floor.
Please see our compilations page to view some of the earlier displays, selected handouts from which are linked below: