Sick City Project

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The History Social – 5 Sept 2013

The Ministry of Curiosity and the Sick City Project invite you to the next History Social – a regular chance to meet, make new friends and contacts, and talk about … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sick City Project at the City Lit

In the spring of 2014 I’ll be teaching two courses on the history of science & medicine at the City Lit – London’s leading college of adult education. Both are … Continue reading

July 11, 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

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

Sick City on screen – Time Team

One of the great pleasures of holding a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship is that it enables me to take part in a huge range of engagement work. This week alone has … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘The Power of Surgery’ – the Sick City Project at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

At the Cheltenham Literature Festival this coming Sunday (14 October) I’ll be taking part in a discussion on surgical ethics, chaired by the polymathic Raymond Tallis, and also featuring the … Continue reading

October 9, 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 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

Coming Soon – Sick City Walks App

Nothing beats a good walk around the gorier aspects of London’s history, and ever since I wrote my first guided walk for Wellcome Collection – ‘Blood, Guts, Brains and Babies’, … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment