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Archive Audio, Video and Transcripts


The Scandalous Worsleys: Sex and celebrity divorce in the 18th century

Recorded 11 June 2009, 7pm

Lecture by: Hallie Rubenhold

Making Sex Electric: Dr James Graham and his 'Celestial Bed'

Recorded 20 May 2009, 7pm

Lecture by: Dr Lydia Syson

Darwin's London

Recorded on 16 May 2009


Introduction: Why Darwin Matters

Professor Steve Jones (University College London)

What was Darwin doing in London?
Dr John van Wyhe (University of Cambridge)

Darwin in London - Homes and Haunts
Dr Joe Cain (University College London)

Darwin’s London Friends and Foes
Dr Jim Endersby (University of Sussex)

Mapping social evolution: social Darwinism and London
Professor Greta Jones (University of Ulster)

Romantic Surgery, Radical Politics and Revolutionary Bodysnatching

Lecture by: Druin Burch

Recorded on 30 April 2009, 1pm

The Surgeon, the Countess, her Husband and his Lover

Lecture by: Wendy Moore

Talk on 19 March 2009, 7pm

Medicine with a Mission: Suffragettes as army surgeons

Lecture by: Jennian F Geddes

Recorded on 5 March 2009, 1pm

Please note that only part of this recording is available


Sir Bernard Spilsbury - hero or villain?

Lecture by: Andrew Rose

Recorded on 25 November 2008, 1pm

Disease and Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt: the contribution of modern science

Lecture by: Professor Rosalie David OBE

Recorded on 12 November 2008, 1pm

The Dread Table: Public Dissection at Surgeons' Hall

Simon Chaplin

Recorded on 15 May 2008, 1pm

The Artist and the Anatomist

Professor Harold Ellis

Recorded on 24 April 2008, 7pm

Criminals, Bishops and other (in)famous bodies in the Hunterian Museum

Simon Chaplin

Recorded on 10 April 2008, 1pm

Gray's Anatomy and those who created it

Lecture by: Dr Ruth Richardson

Recorded on 3 April 2008


Surgical Training in the Virtual Environment

Mr Ross Horley, Managing Director of MedicVision

Recorded on 28 November 2007

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Something in the Genes: Walter Rothschild, Zoological Collector Extraordinaire

Lecture by: Victor Gray, Former Director of the Rothschild Archive

Lecture took place on 25 October 2007

Vitiligo: a whiter shade of pale - diagnosis, causes and treatments

Lecture by Professor David Gawkrodger, consultant dermatologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Recorded on 03 October 2007

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The Complexion of Difference

Lecture by Temi Odumosu, director of the Image of Black

Recorded on 23 August 2007

Unfortunately the video of this lecture is temporarily unavailable. Apologies for any inconvenience.

What happened to the Polymaths?

Lecture by Oliver Morton, Andrew Robinson and Dr John Whitfield

Recorded on 16 May 2007

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Science's Most Successful Failure: D'Arcy Wentworth Thomas

Lecture by Dr John Whitfield

Recorded on 18 April 2007

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The Last Man who knew Everything: Thomas Young

Lecture by Andrew Robinson

Recorded on 21 March 2007

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Spiders' Silks and Webs

Lecture by Professor Fritz Vollrath, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Recorded on 9 March 2007

For more information please see the zoology department website


Cybersurgery: Robots in the operating theatre

Lecture by Professor Sir Ara Darzi, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics, Imperial College London

Recorded on 14 December 2006

Unfortunately this recording is temporarily unavailable. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Surgery Unmasked - a public lecture on contemporary issues in facial surgery

Lecture by: Professor Nicola Rumsey, Centre for Appearance Research, and Mr Michael Earley, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, The Children's Hospital, Dublin

Recorded on 30 November 2006

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"Many Look but Few See" - Leonardo da Vinci

Lecture by: Mr Francis Wells, Papworth Hospital

Recorded on 12th October 2006

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