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

New display

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JNNP 100: A centenary of publishing neuroscience achievements

  • This display is launched to mark the centenary of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (JNNP) and will run in Queen Square Library, 23 Queen Square from October 13th 2021 until January 31st 2022. Please note that only UCL library members are able to visit the display in person due to restrictions. Content from the display is therefore available online.

  • The display features material from Queen Square Library and Archives, and highlight the journal’s many connections with Queen Square, from the founding of the journal as Journal of Neurology and Psychopathology by Kinner Wilson in 1920, through several editors who have worked in Queen Square, including E.A. Carmichael, John Simpson, Charles D. Marsden, Martin Rossor, and the current editor Matthew C Kiernan.

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  • The display also features highly cited articles from Queen Square researchers, including clinico-pathological studies at the Queen Square Brain Bank that have led to improved diagnostic accuracy of Parkinson’s syndromes in neurological practice, up to more recent high impact articles by Queen Square authors on the impact of COVID-19.

  • Please see our handout for further information.

  • JNNP are holding a centenary event on 4th November 2021. Recordings and videos highlighting breakthroughs in neuroscience will be available on the JNNP website

Content from Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry reproduced here courtesy of BMJ. © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. All rights reserved.

International Women and Girls in Science Day 2021

To celebrate this day, we have updated the handout from the exhibition celebrating the centenary of Votes for Women in the UK, to be held in Queen Square Library February-April 2018. Please see also UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences news item

sandbags in Queen square

Recent display

The National Hospital and the Second World War
The display marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Selected images from the display are available online. Please see 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

Opening Hours

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:

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.