Hunterian Museum London What's On

The Hunterian Museum London have a very lively and varied serious of events and exhibitions throughout the year and if you are someone who is particularly interested in the field of surgery and medicine than you may not want to miss out on these.

This page will keep you informed of all that is going on at the museum as soon as it is announced.

200 years of the Hunterian Museum

Tues 14 May - Sat 9 Nov 2013
Qvist Gallery - Free

This bicentenary exhibition asks who takes care of the extensive collections of human anatomy, pathology and natural history. Where and how were they displayed, who visited them and what role does the museum play in surgical education today?

Discover how these diverse objects have informed the medical world and fascinated illustrious visitors from medics to monarchs. See hidden objects brought out of our stores and cutting edge medical models crafted by those working behind the scenes.

(to analyse or examine something in great detail) 

Friday 20 April, 7.15 and 8pm

Using the collections at the Hunterian Museum as source material, students from Rose Bruford College have designed a cutting-edge blend of sound, light and costume to create an installation promenade performance. 

Anatomize will engross you in the world of John Hunter and the collection of surgical and biological specimens.

Free event but booking required. Contact or phone 020 8308 2616.

Museums at Night 2012: Lancing the Surgeons

Friday 18 May, 6 - 9pm

Talks, activities and archival displays will look at the life of Thomas Wakley, surgeon, Lancet founder and editor, and medical crusader. You can also discover some of the stranger things that the College has acquired.

Free drop-in event but on-the-night registration is required for individual activities.

Lord Lister: the Early Years

Tuesday 21 February, 1pm

Professor Harold Ellis, Considered by many as one of the greatest surgeons produced in the British Isles.

Professor Harold Ellis examines the early influences on the man that created the surgeon.

Carbolic, Casebook and Controversy

Tuesday 6 March, 1pm

Sir Barry Jackson

Joseph Lister is famed for his introduction of antisepsis in surgery using carbolic acid. Using original manuscript material and paintings to be seen in the College, this illustrated lecture will describe how his epoch-making discovery was quickly 
adopted by country surgeons but either ignored or denied by London surgeons, including presidents of this College. The lecture will conclude with a surprise!

Lister as a Pathologist

Tuesday 24 April, 1pm

Professor Sir Roddy MacSween

Sir Roddy MacSween, leading pathologist, will discuss this aspect of Lister's career in light of new research in the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons. Professor MacSween's talk is lavishly illustrated with Lister's watercolours and camera lucida images.

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