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RCP Museum Late: LGBT+ History month special

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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Feb 2024

 Free

An evening exploring the long, rich and inspiring history of LGBTQ+ lives through fascinating and potentially challenging items from the RCP archives, museum and heritage library.

LGBTQ+ stories can be traced back at least 350 years in our collections and cover the experiences of LGBTQ+ people, including physicians, as well as the views of a society that medicalised them. What contributions did physicians make to the Wolfenden Report? Which RCP licentiate lived with his male partner and was a leading figure in the Pan-Africanist movement? Who was Dorothy Hare’s ‘inseparable’ companion? And when did two medical students from Cambridge embark on an ‘unbroken marriage of souls’?

There will be short introductions to the items on display at 6pm and 7pm with rare books librarian Katie Birkwood and assistant archivist Felix Lancashire. You can also drop-in anytime between 5.30pm and 8pm to see the items up close and chat to the team.

While visiting the museum you will also have the opportunity to:

*Explore exhibition ‘Fortitude: healthcare workers’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic’.
*Discover our fascinating Treasures Room of medical implements, ceremonial silver and the Prujean chest of surgical tools.
*Enjoy the fine art, and other collections on display around the building.

The Regent’s Perk café will be open for drinks.

This event is part of LGBT+ History Month.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Feb 2024

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2024-02-01 2024-02-01 Europe/London RCP Museum Late: LGBT+ History month special An evening exploring the long, rich and inspiring history of LGBTQ+ lives through fascinating and potentially challenging items from the RCP archives, museum and heritage library. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/02/01/rcp-museum-late-lgbt-history-month-special-365575 Royal College of Physicians Museum,11 St Andrews Place,London,London

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Royal College of Physicians Museum,

11 St Andrews Place,
London,
London,
NW1 4LE

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