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.
A new ‘pop-up’ exhibition explores the marvels of several centuries of anatomical illustration in the RCP collections.
Behind the scenes of RCP museum's newest display of paintings: a colourful new hang of 20th century figures of medicine
Library, archive and museum team staff reflect on their favourite exhibits in the exhibition ‘This vexed question’.
As our exhibition ‘This vexed question: 500 years of women in medicine’ comes to a close, guest curator Briony Hudson, considers the challenges and delights of researching ‘hidden’ history.
The RCP’s current exhibition, This vexed question, includes several documents from our archives that help tell the history of women in medicine. Assistant Archivist, Felix Lancashire, delves into the records to see what our archives reveal about the RCP’s attitude to women in medicine and women’s health over the last 500 years.
Alice Stewart’s research on the risks of X-rays to unborn children was ground-breaking, but made her unpopular. It took a long time for her 1958 paper to find recognition, but she carried on with her research into the dangers of radiation. As part of our series on women's history, Sarah Gillam looks at Stewart's life and work.