A blog on the life of Frederick Herron, a patient in Bethlem 1888-1889, presented as part of our Change Minds project
In this blog we link some of Joan Rosalind Gunther's art with the relevant notes created during her sessions with Dr Warner.
Joan’s art is extraordinarily vibrant and rich, full of vivid colours and shapes. As far as we know she was untrained
Antonia White is one of the most famous former patients at Bethlem. She wrote movingly of her experience at the St George’s Fields, Southwark building
Amy Allingham is one of the first patients in Bethlem for whom we have a image, and whose life story we have been able to trace in various records
In the early 1840s Dr Alexander Morison, then joint physician at Bethlem, commissioned a series of portraits to illustrate his new book
Although the mural is now lost, he was said to have used colour to depict the trees and people in such a way that a passer-by mistook it for Paradise
Museum Volunteer Sophia Gal looks at artist Thomas Hennell, and his experience of mental health issues and his relationship with nature
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
A warm hearted and positive person who enjoyed taking a direct approach to working with people, and who promoted patient care with great energy
Eileen Skellern was born in 1923 in Stone, Staffordshire, the eldest of three sisters.
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