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Fun with Ink Blots - Home Learning Activity

Learning

Download our free Inkblot activity for children 7 and upwards

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Fun with Ink Blots!

Learning

An explanation for kids about our free downloadable activity sheet for ages 7+

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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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How to use Museum of the Mind's online historical sources

Learning

Our Archivist explains how to explore the rich online historical resources of the Museum of the Mind...

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From the Curator’s Desk: The Four Ages of Woman, Perinatal Mental Health

Exhibitions

In this new series of posts about the exhibition ‘The Four Ages of Woman’ our Registrar will be writing about the art on display, & how we put it all together.

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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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Alexander Morison - the Physician Alienist

History

Our volunteer Barbara takes a look at the life of the psychiatrist Alexander Morison.

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The Story of James Hadfield and his Squirrel

Archives, Collection, History

James Hadfield's life had a lasting impact on the place of those with mental health issues in criminal law.

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Impatient! An exploration of our Winter 2019 exhibition

Art, Exhibitions, History, Reviews

In comparison with the Brilliant Figures exhibition that preceded it, Impatient! is far more topical. Sophia Gal explains...

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Joan Gunther’s voice in art

Archives, Art, History, Personal accounts

One of our most distinct archive voices is that of Joan Rosalind Gunther.

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Archives at Sea

Archives, History

Bethlem has many sailors amongst our patient records. Find out more in this blog post about Navy admissions during the Napoleonic wars...

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Escape from Bethlem!

Archives, History, Personal accounts

You may think that an escape from the locked wards at Bethlem would be an elaborately planned event, not so in the case of Lawrence Walkerlaw in 1813...

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