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Margaret Nicholson in Bethlem

Archives, History

We can only speculate why Margaret ended up confronting George III and his retinue at the garden entrance to St James’s Palace with a blunt dessert knife

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Entrancing new installation at Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Art, Exhibitions, News

The mesmerising work of Finnish artist Panu Ollikainen is on show in the UK for the first time

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William Kurelek’s Adventures in Psychiatry | Part 2 of 2

Art, Collection, History, Learning

Museum Volunter Sophia Gal kooks at the life and death of William Kurelek in the second of this two part blog series

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Mary Ormerod

Archives, History

A warm hearted and positive person who enjoyed taking a direct approach to working with people, and who promoted patient care with great energy

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William Kurelek’s Adventures in Psychiatry | Part 1 of 2

Art, Collection, Learning

Museum Volunter Sophia Gal kooks at the life and death of William Kurelek in this two part blog series

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Eileen Skellern

Archives, History

Eileen Skellern was born in 1923 in Stone, Staffordshire, the eldest of three sisters.

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Doctor Mary Barkas

Archives, History

Mary Rushton Barkas was the first female doctor employed at Bethlem Royal Hospital, and became one of the first four medical assistants at the Maudsley Hospital

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James Hadfield, The French Revolution and the Redefinition of Insanity by Sophia Gal: Part Two

Archives, History

Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition

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James Hadfield, The French Revolution and the Redefinition of Insanity by Sophia Gal: Part One

Archives, Collection, History

Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition

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Bethlem at Beckenham and the Scottish Village Asylums by Dr Gillian Allmond Part Two

Archives, History

The second part in Dr Gillian Allmond's blog series looking at the ‘villa-style’ of building that inspired the construction Bethlem Hospital at Monks Orchard

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Bethlem at Beckenham and the Scottish Village Asylums by Dr Gillian Allmond: Part One

Archives, History

No general hospital for the mentally ill had used this plan in England before Bethlem, but the villa system was well established in Europe already

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Black Lives and the Bethlem and Bridewell Governors

Archives, History, Learning

However there is one way that these important businessmen would have had a connection to black lives, and that is through their connections to the slave trade.

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