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200 Years Ago Today 12

16 December 2015
History

On 16 December 1815, the Hospital published the ingredients of its mass-catered "Bethlem Soup", along with costs

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Virtual Book Club X (Part 2)

14 December 2015
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part two of two.

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Virtual Book Club X (Part 1)

11 December 2015
History, Literature, Personal Accounts

This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauclerk. Part one of two.

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In the Frame: Portrait Studies of Figures in Eastern Dress

04 December 2015
Archives, Exhibitions, Personal Accounts

Take a look inside Richard Dadd’s sketchbook and discover his Middle Eastern Journey.

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Bringing ‘The Art of Bedlam’ to Bethlem

26 November 2015
Exhibitions, Collection

A lot of work goes into creating an exhibition; here, Bethlem Museum of the Mind registrar Diana Chaccour outlines the process that went in to creating "The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd." 

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Out and about; London Museums of Health and Medicine Event

04 November 2015
Events, Learning

In which we take our museum handling objects on the road! 

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Farms, Faces and Feelings: Designing Bethlem Museum Family Trails

26 October 2015
Collection, Learning

Learn more about Bethlem Museum’s new and exciting activity trails for families, encouraging learning, play and exploration. 

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100 Years Ago Today 2

30 September 2015
History

On 30 September 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of wartime aerial bombardment

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200 Years Ago Today 11

24 August 2015
History

On 24 August 1815, Bethlem Hospital's patients were transferred from its old building to its new premises.

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100 Years Ago Today 1

30 June 2015
History

On 30 June 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of the War.

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200 Years Ago Today 10

14 June 2015
History

On 14 June 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard praise of Bethlem Hospital's new Matron and Steward

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Your Paintings: Nearly One Hundred Artworks from the Bethlem Collection Online

06 June 2015
Art

​Nearly 100 paintings from the Bethlem collection can be seen online thanks to a hugely ambitious project by the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation.

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200 Years Ago Today 9

24 May 2015
History

On 24 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the fees payable for admission of a patient to Bethlem Hospital

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200 Years Ago Today 8

19 May 2015
History

On 19 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry was told that chains and fetters were only suitable for "pauper lunatics"

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200 Years Ago Today 7

18 May 2015
History

On 18 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard Bethlem's apothecary explain his preference for using manacles on patients, rather than strait-waistcoats

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