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The third Museum Book Club - 10 Madnesses...
In the final poetry workshop run by Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola, the group discussed perinatal mental health...
In March 2020 Theresa Lola, Young People’s Laureate for London ran a series of poetry workshops. Here we look at some poems written in the first workshop...
Presumed Curable tells the stories of around 60 Bethlem patients from the Victorian era, using historic medical records & photographs taken by the Hospital.
Robert Burton’s insights are idiosyncratic, unreliable & dated, but they are always entertaining, and from time to time they are right on point.
Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam
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.
In time for World Autism Awareness Week 2016, this month one of our Front of House volunteers reviews "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, which is available
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
Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us: its canvas is as wide as humanity.
This month's book club explores Sylvia Plath's fictionalised autobiography, 'The Bell Jar'.