Medical cartooning: then and now – a discussion panel
6pm - 8.30pm
Online and 11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, NW1 4LE
The College suspended. Drawing on scraperboard by Leslie Wood, 1988
The College suspended. Drawing on scraperboard by Leslie Wood, 1988

EVENT CANCELLED: We are very sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this event.

Medicine, physicians and scientific discoveries have been depicted in cartoons for hundreds of years, from the ridiculed and the reviled to political commentary and public education. Join our expert panel on Wednesday 23 November for a lively discussion of how we have represented medicine and science in cartoons over the centuries.

The RCP Museum exhibition ‘A taste of one’s own medicine’ explores medical satire in our prints collection. From stereotypes of doctors and depictions of treatments to political commentary, these cartoons inspire a variety of topics. Inspired by the exhibition, we are opening the discussion to consider how the fields of medicine and science have been shown in the past and how modern cartoonists explore the subject matter

This is a hybrid event - you can join us online, or in-person at the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park.  

The panel

Tim Clayton, bestselling author and award winning historian whose latest book ‘James Gillray: a revolution in satire’ is now available.

Emma Stirling-Middleton, curator of the Cartoon Museum. Emma has worked on eighteen exhibition projects in collaboration with more than twenty cultural institutions across ten different countries over the past six years. Prior to joining The Cartoon Museum, she was project curator of China at the Science Museum. 

Daniel Locke, artist and graphic novelist based in Brighton, UK. Daniel is particularly fascinated by ecology and new developments in medical practise and science. His work ranges between commissions for commercial bodies and socially engaged organisations. He has worked for universities and charities and the NHS, alongside maintaining a personal art practise and undertaking art residencies. He has collaborated with a wide range of researchers and artists on a diverse series of projects, including publishers such as Scribner, Bloomsbury, Nobrow, The Nib, and organisations like Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, and The National Trust, to name a few.



The event can be joined in person or online. If joining in person book the 6pm ticket, if joining online 6.30pm.

  • 6pm: in person guest registration and drinks
  • 6.30pm: introduction to our exhibition for both in person and online guests
  • 7pm: Discussion panel


In person ticket - £12

Online - £6


This event is supported by the Art Fund.

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