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Virtual Book Club X (Part 1)

History, Literature, Personal accounts

This month one of our collection volunteers looks at the life of English pianist and composer, John Ogdon, in "Piano Man: A Life of John Ogdon" by Charles Beauc

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100 Years Ago Today 2

History

On 30 September 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of wartime aerial bombardment

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200 Years Ago Today 11

History

On 24 August 1815, Bethlem Hospital's patients were transferred from its old building to its new premises.

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100 Years Ago Today 1

History

On 30 June 1915, Bethlem Hospital's magazine Under the Dome carried news of the War.

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200 Years Ago Today 10

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On 14 June 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard praise of Bethlem Hospital's new Matron and Steward

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200 Years Ago Today 9

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On 24 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard details of the fees payable for admission of a patient to Bethlem Hospital

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200 Years Ago Today 8

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On 19 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry was told that chains and fetters were only suitable for "pauper lunatics"

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200 Years Ago Today 7

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On 18 May 1815, a Parliamentary enquiry heard Bethlem's apothecary explain his preference for using manacles on patients, rather than strait-waistcoats

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