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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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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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Virtual Book Club X (Part 2)

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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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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Virtual Book Club IX

History, Literature

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us: its canvas is as wide as humanity.

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Virtual Book Club VIII

Literature

This month's book club explores Sylvia Plath's fictionalised autobiography, 'The Bell Jar'.

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Virtual Book Club VII

Literature

Catch up on this month’s book club review, The Shock of the Fall.

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