Making air pollution visible isn’t easy. Two artworks which dramatically show how the air around us can be laden with damaging particles are part of the RCP exhibition Catch your breath. The works were created by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick.
‘Catch your breath’ is an exhibition of objects, documents, books, art works and stories that explores the meaning of breath and experiences of breathlessness, created in partnership with the Life of Breath project.
William Withey Gull was a somewhat unusual character in Victorian medicine, rising from a humble background to become physician to Queen Victoria, and courting not a little controversy on the way.
Exhibiting illustrations of human anatomy raises questions about the ethics of dissection and display in the history of medicine.
For International Women’s Day 2019, Aiysha Sheth, a recent intern from the Queen Mary University of London history BA course, reflects on the work she undertook here investigating women in the library, archive and museum collections.
Drawing on the rich resources of the RCP library and archives a new doctoral research project at the RCP will investigate how women used and shared medical knowledge in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
A newly-catalogued collection of papers in the RCP archives illustrates the life and work of sanatorium advocate J Edward Squire.
Twelve rare books from the RCP library that once belonged to the Elizabethan polymath John Dee have been fully digitised as part of the Archaeology of Reading project and are freely available online.
The RCP building houses a number of panels of stained glass, some of which have recently been the focus of a restoration project to improve their condition and display
A leopard skull in the RCP museum collection has recently been conserved. It is part of the ‘College Club’ collection and was given by Sir Joseph Fayrer in 1880.