Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

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 Walks – ‘Tall Ships and Tropical Diseases: Global Medicine in Greenwich’

‘Tall Ships and Tropical Diseases’ is our latest Sick City Walk, and has just been uploaded to the free Sick City Walks web app. Featuring the silky tones of actress … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Walks – a review by Snipe London

In July I led four performances of ‘Sensational Bodies’, a new guided walk written in association with the Queen’s Gallery summer exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical work. In a … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick City Walks – ‘Sensational Bodies: London’s Golden Age of Anatomy’

‘Sensational Bodies: London’s Golden Age of Anatomy’ is the first new walk to be uploaded to the Sick City Walks web app. Produced in association with the Queen’s Gallery exhibition … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Introducing the Sick City Walks app

‘Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be’, says Mr Woodhouse in Jane Austen’s Emma. Sick City Walks – our new web app for smartphones, which goes live today – offers … Continue reading

July 24, 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 2 – Brandy Schillace

As any reader of Dracula or The Castle of Otranto will know, Gothic literature is big on bodies: sick and deformed, dying and undead, vulnerable and threatening. Professor Brandy Schillace … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

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