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Impatient! A review of our Winter 2019 exhibition

Art, Exhibitions, History, Reviews

In comparison with the Brilliant Figures exhibition that preceded it, Impatient! is far more topical. Sophia Gal explains...

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Joan Gunther’s voice in art

Archives, Art, History, Personal accounts

One of our most distinct archive voices is that of Joan Rosalind Gunther.

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Archives at Sea

Archives, History

Bethlem has many sailors amongst our patient records. Find out more in this blog post about Navy admissions during the Napoleonic wars...

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Escape from Bethlem!

Archives, History, Personal accounts

You may think that an escape from the locked wards at Bethlem would be an elaborately planned event, not so in the case of Lawrence Walkerlaw in 1813...

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Pudding at Bethlem

Archives, History

Mince pies, plum pudding, fruit pies and golden syrup! Join us as we tuck into the long and distinguished history of puddings at Bethlem...

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The Anti-Insane Asylum Society

Exhibitions

Ahead of our talk this Saturday on the UK's 'Alleged Lunatics’ Friend Society' we look at the US Anti-Insane Asylum Society founded by Elizabeth Ware Packard.

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A Conversation with Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Art, Collection, Personal accounts

Hannah Gal talks to artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl about her art. "She is merely, completely, un-selfconsciously herself..an artistic force to be reckoned with."

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The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam

Collection, Exhibitions, History, Literature, Reviews

Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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