As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Holly Carter-Chappell, collections officer at the Florence Nightingale Museum, writing about nursing during the First World War.
As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Peter Basham, curator at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, writing about the RCOG’s first woman president, Hilda Lloyd (1891–1982).
As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Katherine McAlpine, writing about the first female commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, Attracta Rewcastle.
As part of our season of posts about women’s history, today we welcome Kate Jarman, archivist at Barts Health NHS Trust, writing about women medical pioneers at Bart’s Hospital in London.
The RCP is in the process of digitising the photographs of deceased female fellows who have obituaries in Munk’s Roll. Among their number is musician and physician Margaret Macpherson.
The short life and remarkable achievements of Helen Prideaux shed life on how medical women established a place for themselves in Victorian Britain.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson is probably the most famous 19th century pioneering medical woman. She gained her licence to practice medicine in 1865, and numerous documents testify to her life and work.
The RCP museum houses two portraits by Mary Beale, one of the first English women to make her living as a painter.
Dr Kristin Hussey, lead curator of the RCP's upcoming exhibition 'This vexed question: 500 years of women in medicine', discusses what its highlights are, the pieces that shocked her, and the importance of highlighting the history of women in medicine.
Two museum studies students from the University of Leicester have spent the summer helping us research unaccessioned objects in the RCP museum.