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Tickets: £4. Lectures last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.

Free entry plus guest to RCS fellows and members, free entry to RCS affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members (please call to reserve places). Free place for companions accompanying disabled visitors.

Booking is essential on 020 7869 6568 (NGT: 018001 020 7869 6568)

Live speech-to-text for deaf and hard of hearing visitors delivered by STAGETEXT.

 

Tuesday 17 May, 1pm
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Edward Jenner
Professor Gareth Williams
Edward Jenner was a visionary and a polymath, but he was also disorganised and distractible and could easily have relaxed into the life of a country doctor. It was his 'dear man' and mentor, John Hunter, who kept alive Jenner's interest in science and pressured him into doing experiments. This raises a fascinating question: without Hunter, would Jenner have discovered vaccination?
This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


Tuesday 7 June, 1pm
Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians
Emma Shepley
Royal College of Physicians senior curator Emma Shepley explores an extraordinary group of rare 17th-19th century portraits depicting disabled men and women from all walks of life, many of whom earned a living by exhibiting themselves in public. Some individuals, such as conjoined ‘Siamese’ twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–74) are still famous today. Others, like professional artist Thomas Inglefield (b1769), who was born without legs or hands, are now forgotten.

 

 

Tickets: £4. Lectures last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.

Free entry plus guest to RCS fellows and members, free entry to RCS affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members (please call to reserve places). Free place for companions accompanying disabled visitors.

Booking is essential on 020 7869 6568 (NGT: 018001 020 7869 6568)

Live speech-to-text for deaf and hard of hearing visitors delivered by STAGETEXT.

If you have missed any of our previous lectures you can download and listen to audio recordings of many of them as well as written transcripts.