Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

Sick City Talks 9 – ‘Pocket Horizon’

Pocket Horizon is an anthology of new poems inspired by objects in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge and Wellcome Collection in London. Our first workshop took place at the Whipple Museum … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sick City Talks 8 – Matthew Reynolds

There needs no ghost come from the grave to tell us that the world, and the place of medicine within it, is being revolutionised by new and powerful kinds of … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sick City Talks 7 – Elma Brenner

London is blessed with a remarkable range of libraries and archives, in which you can explore anything from Non-Conformism in the nineteenth century (at Dr Williams’ Library) to UFO sightings … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 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

Sick City Talks 5 – Natasha McEnroe

When Lytton Strachey set out to puncture Victorian pomposity and hypocrisy in Eminent Victorians (1918), he used the life of Florence Nightingale to unpick the military bungling of the Crimean … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Talks episode 4 – Lauren Sapikowski

30 August is the International Day of the Disappeared – a commemoration of those who have been secretly abducted, imprisoned and murdered by repressive regimes and organisations around the world. … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

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