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Blog - History

Listen: A Self-Help Book? Writing and Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy

Exhibitions, Events, History, Literature

Listen to a recording of Dr Mary Ann Lund's talk on The Anatomy of Melancholy and Robert Burton's use of writing as a form of therapy.

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The Maudsley at War

Archives, Exhibitions, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI.

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Loose Threads 2

Archives, History

The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called into question...

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Loose Threads 1

Archives, History

A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.

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Hospital Snapshots 12

Archives, History

With the discovery of an intriguing photo accompanying a Victorian patient's records, work placement student Niko considers its meaning.

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Two

Archives, History

Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part One

Archives, History

With the opening of the newly restored historic boardroom at the museum, one volunteer takes a deeper look at its contents and its past...

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