Sick City Project

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‘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

Sick City Talks 6 – ‘Bone’

Can these dry bones live? In ‘Bone’, a new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum, Simon Gould and Rhiannon Armstrong demonstrate triumphantly that they can. ‘Bone’ brings together 45 objects … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Sensational Bodies’

Join me in July for an unforgettable journey into the heart (and other organs) of Enlightenment London. I’ll be leading a new guided walk – ‘Sensational Bodies: London’s Golden Age … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Talks episode 3 – ‘Bedside Stories’

An old joke claims that medical schools take well-rounded students and proceed to squash them flat. But a new generation of schools are realising that good health and good practice … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Talks episode 1 – ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist’

The Queen’s Gallery summer exhibition, exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical notebooks, looks set to be one of the landmark shows of 2012. Last week I attended a ‘bloggers’ breakfast’ to … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Walks at the Palace

‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist’ opens at the Queen’s Gallery on Friday 4 May – the largest exhibition yet staged on Leonardo’s anatomical and physiological investigations. This is a rare opportunity … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment