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Blog - Literature

10 Madnesses Book Club

Art, Literature

The third Museum Book Club - 10 Madnesses...

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Stages of Women’s Mental Health

Literature

In the final poetry workshop run by Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola, the group discussed perinatal mental health...

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Women’s Body Image and Mental Health

Art, Exhibitions, Literature

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...

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The Presumed Curable Book Club

Literature

Presumed Curable tells the stories of around 60 Bethlem patients from the Victorian era, using historic medical records & photographs taken by the Hospital.

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The Anatomy of Melancholy Book Club

Literature

Robert Burton’s insights are idiosyncratic, unreliable & dated, but they are always entertaining, and from time to time they are right on point.

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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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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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Virtual Book Club XI

Literature, Personal accounts

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

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