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Blog - In The Spotlight

Loose Threads 2

Archives, History

The credibility of a certain infamous quote is called into question...

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Loose Threads 1

Archives, History

A tweet from UK Parliamentary Archives leads Colin Gale, Bethlem Museum Archivist, on an unexpected journey.

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Three

Archives, History

For this final installation of "Bethlem's Boardroom," our volunteer focuses on the figure in the corner of the photo...

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Bethlem’s Boardroom: Part Two

Archives, History

Continuing our look at the historic boardroom, our volunteer this time focuses on the shields that line the walls.

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Telling Admissions 6

Personal accounts

This is the last in a series of posts which has been running throughout 2013 called Telling Admissions.

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In the Spotlight: Angus Mackay

History, Personal accounts

Enjoy the last in this current series by exploring the experiences of Angus Mackay during his admissions to Bethlem.

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Just Visiting: Queen Mary

History

Later this month we will bring In the Spotlight, our series of blog posts on ‘famous’ Bethlem and Maudsley patients, to a conclusion. However...

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In the Spotlight: Wilhelmina Geddes

Art

Read the penultimate article in this current series.

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In the Spotlight: Christopher Long

History, Personal accounts

Continuing our 'In the Spotlight' series, this month we look at the story of Christopher Long.

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In the Spotlight: Edward Oxford

History, Personal accounts

This month's 'In the Spotlight' focuses on Edward Oxford and his attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria.

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In the Spotlight: John Robert Cozens and Bernardo Amiconi

History, Personal accounts

This month we focus on the stories of two artists, one of whom was a resident at Bethlem and the other who is often mistakenly thought to have been resident her

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In the Spotlight: Relatives 2

History, Personal accounts

Following on from last month, we now explore the stories of more relatives of well-known people.

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