September — December 2011

Sponsored by:

St. Bartholomew’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry,

and Queen Mary College Department of Arts and Humanities.You are invited to attend a unique series of seminars that promise both
fascinating insights into a diverse range of topics, and also a glimpse into a
little known London museum. Housed within the grounds of St. Bartholomew’s
Hospital at West Smithfield, the museum holds a broad range of pathological
specimens, some of which date from the late 1700s, and the papers programmed all speak in
some way to this collection, as well as to each other. We hope you will able to
join us for what promises to be a stimulating series of conversations.

October 12th 5.30-7.00
Documentary filmmaker and producer Phil Stein will show excerpts from and
speak on the ‘Making of the Elephant Man’ (2010)

October 19th 6.00-7.30
Professor Tilli Tansey (Queen Mary College) and Professor Brian Hurwitz (Kings College
London) speaking on medical narratives and museum voices

November 9th 5.30-7.00
Philip Ball (University of Cambridge) and speakers from the Medical Artists’ Association will speak on the
history of medical illustration and current practice

November 16th 5.30-7.00
Dr Keir Waddington (Cardiff University) will speak on ‘Dying Scientifically:
Gothic Romances and London’s Teaching Hospitals’. Dr Sam
Alberti (The Royal College of Surgeons) and Dr Fay Bound Alberti (Queen Mary)
will present on ‘Body Parts at Bart’s’

November 23rd 5.30-7.00
Dr Carmen Mangion and Dr Louise Hide from the Birkbeck Pain Project will
speak on ‘Rhetorics of Pain in Nineteenth-Century Convent Necrologies’ and
on ‘Pain and Neurosyphilis’

November 30th 5.30-7.00
Professor Sharon Ruston (University of Salford) will speak on ‘Shelly and Davy
and the Bart’s Medical Archive’ and Professor Iwan Rhys Morus (University of
Aberystwyth) will present on ‘Frankenstein and Vitality’
December 14th 5.30-7.00
David Ross (The Army Health Unit, Camberley) will present on the relationship between public health
and the military and Professor Edgar Jones (Kings College London) will speak
on shellshock and its representation in film

Please see below for directions, no need to book, wine and nibbles provided


The Pathology Museum

3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre

(Bart’s Hospital site)

West Smithfield,

London EC1M 6BQ

t: 020 7882 8766 or 2216


How to get there:


St. Paul’s station on the Central line, Barbican Station on Circle, Metropolitan

and Hammersmith & City lines are all within a short walking distance. Follow

signs for St.Bartholomew’s Hospital.


Routes 25 and 8 stop by St Paul’s. Route 56 stops outside Bart’s Hospital.


NCP car park in West Smithfield charges £2 per hour all day. On-street metered

parking available. Bart’s Hospital lies within the congestion charge zone.


First Capital Connect services to Hertford North and Welwyn Garden City from

nearby Moorgate


Cycle docking stations can be found outside Bart’s Hospital on Giltspur Street