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Join us for special evening and weekend events at the Hunterian Museum to see the collections in a new light.

Saturday 7 May, 9.00am-5.30pm

Symposium: People Powered Medicine
A one day public symposium investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare: 1800 to present.

The symposium will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease. This one day public event will be followed by a drinks reception at the College’s Hunterian Museum. It will be of interest to medical and healthcare practitioners, the public, historians and medical humanities scholars. The event is open to all and has been CPD accredited.

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

programme and speaker abstracts are available to download - please note that these can be subject to change.

Tickets £20/15 (concessions: students, RCS fellows, members, affiliates, those in receipt of jobseekers or disability benefits, Free place for companion accompanying a disabled delegate.
Ticket includes all refreshments, delegates’ lunch and a post-symposium reception and private view of the museum and the exhibition Vaccination: Medicine and the masses.  
Online booking via Eventbrite



Thursday 12 May, 6-9pm
Museums at Night: Vaccination - Yes or No?
Herd immunity or herd mentality? Make your own mind up at this late opening devoted to exploring the history of and changing attitudes to vaccination.

The British Society for the History of Science ‘Strolling Players’ will perform a specially commissioned work to inform and entertain. Medical Historian and author Dr Richard Barnett will look at the horrifyingly beautiful illustrations of infectious disease from his book The Sick Rose. View the exhibition Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses and discover the history of the British anti-vaccination movement through our archival displays.

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Event suitable for adults and children aged 14 and over.
A pay-bar will be available on the night. Staff reserve the right to refuse service to anyone they consider to be underage.

Free but advance booking is required via Eventbrite

 



Wednesday 8 June, 6.30pm
HOLD THE HEARSE! BY JULIE MCNAMARA
+ THE FIGHT FOR LIFE BY DAVID HEVEY

Performer Julie McNamara and filmmaker David Hevey present new works specially created as part of 'Exceptional & Extraordinary' project which combines the collections of medical museums with the work of performers and artists from the disability arts world.

The performance starts at 7.30pm with a drinks reception from 6.30pm.
Tickets include a free alcoholic or soft drink on arrival (pay bar available for subsequent drinks).

Tickets £10 / Concessions £5 (ticket cost includes booking fee)
Book online via Eventbrite or call 018001 0207 869 6568 to make a TextTalk booking.

Wednesday 22 June, 6.30pm
FRANCESCA MARTINEZ’S WOBBLY MANIFESTO
+ LET US TELL YOU A STORY... BY DEAF MEN DANCING

Dance company 'Deaf Men Dancing' and comedian Francesca Martinez present new works specially created as part of 'Exceptional & Extraordinary' project which combines the collections of medical museums with the work of performers and artists from the disability arts world.

The performance starts at 7.30pm with a drinks reception from 6.30pm.
Tickets include a free alcoholic or soft drink on arrival (pay bar available for subsequent drinks).

Tickets £10 / Concessions £5 (ticket cost includes booking fee)
Book online via Eventbrite or call 018001 0207 869 6568 to make a TextTalk booking.

For information about all of the Exceptional & Extraordinary 'Unruly Bodies' performances, download our PDF flyer.