Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

‘Pocket Horizon’ – poems inspired by science, medicine and history

Over the last month I’ve been working with the poet Kelley Swain and her group – the Nevada Street Poets – on a new project which mixes poetry with science, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Sensational Bodies’ – two guided walks for the Museum of London

In 2006 archaeologists from the Museum of London made a remarkable discovery in a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel – 262 bodies, some complete, others fragmentary, … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 7 – Rackstrow’s Anatomical Museum

In an age of Enlightenment, learning about the human body was one means of acquiring polish, just as young English milordi were sent off on the Grand Tour to learn … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death by Water – Celebrating John Snow’s 200th birthday

15 March 2013 marks the two hundredth birthday of John Snow, the Yorkshire-born GP who took part in two of the great revolutions in nineteenth-century medicine. Snow’s meticulous research helped … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment