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Gender and Madness in Post-War Bethlem: A Meeting of Minds?

05 November 2010
History

Find out how gender affected mental health during thetime of World War Two.

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Art in Madness: New Book on Nineteenth Century Collections

01 November 2010
Art, Literature

Read our review of Maureen Park's book on 'Art in Madness'.

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Getting into Georgian Bethlem 3

28 October 2010
History

Hear about the experiences of being admitted to the incurable ward in the 19th century.

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Nineteenth Century Society: Women, Madness and Marriage 2

19 October 2010
History

Find out more about women and madness in the 19th century.

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The History of the World in 100 Objects

14 October 2010
History

See Bethlem's contributions to the History of the World in 100 Objects.

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Getting into Georgian Bethlem 2

09 October 2010
History

Here we learn more about the process of being admitted to Bethlem in the Georgian period.

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In the Frame for October 2010: Margery Penfold’s ‘Despair II’

05 October 2010
Art

See the latest in our regular monthly series highlighting artworks from our collection.

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Under the Dome: The Imperial War Museum

23 September 2010
History

See inside the dome of the Imperial War Museum, former home to Bethlem.

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Getting into Georgian Bethlem 1

18 September 2010
History

Find out more about how you might have found yourself at bethlem during the Georgian period.

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Nineteenth Century Society: Women, Madness and Marriage 1

14 September 2010
History

This short series looks at the very different experiences of several of Victorian Bethlem’s female patients regarding marriage.

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In the Frame for September 2010: envelope inscription

08 September 2010
Art

One of our volunteers talks about an interesting inscription written on an envelope by a patient.

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Madness and Literature 2: “A Hideous Torture on Himself”

31 August 2010
History, Events

Read more from the fascinating 'Madness and Literature' conference.

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Phantasmagoria: New Exhibition Explores Hallucinations in Art

19 August 2010
Art, Exhibitions

A new exhibition coming to the Bethlem Gallery later this month looks at hallucinations in Surrealist art.

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Madness and Literature: Report from International Health Humanities Conference

16 August 2010
Events

We consider what the relationship between literature and madness is in the 21st century, reflection on the Madness and Literature Network Conference.

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In the Frame for August 2010: Henry Chapront illustrating Huysman’s La-Bas

07 August 2010
Art

Our Registrar considers Henry Chapront's illustrations to J.K.Huysmans’s novel Là-Bas. 

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