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Upcoming Events


April 2015

The Inquest!

Date(s): 19 April 2015

Time: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm (timed entry)

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://theinquest.eventbrite.co.uk

We're taking you back to 1829, where an unidentified person has been found at Surgeons' Hall. Without any obvious cause of death, curator Robert Knox is finally called into question. Examine the scene of the crime, explore contemporary medical texts and illustrations, and discover the good and bad sides of Robert Knox. Should Robert Knox have been …

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The Sick Rose with Richard Barnett

Date(s): 19 April 2015

Time: 8pm

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://thesickrose.eventbrite.co.uk

The Sick Rose is a strangely fascinating, often gruesome visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography. The illustrations produced for 19th century medical books were created through a sophisticated collaboration between doctors, artists, craftsmen and publishers, and chronicle a major attempt to record, understand and treat t…

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The Face in Film

Date(s): 18 April 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://thefaceinfilm.eventbrite.co.uk

Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers have used facial deformity to signify negative personality traits, and this is particularly true in war films. Join us for a special showing of the award-winning documentary The Guinea Pig Club and explore the real experiences of people with facial deformities in warfare. The screenings will be followed …

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Mary Seacole: Forgotten Hero

Date(s): 15 April 2015

Time: 3pm

The story of a very independent minded 19th century Jamaican woman who refused to be defeated by prejudice and adversity. An astute business woman, she supported herself by running a hotel on the Isthumus of Panama and providing free medical care for prospector travelling to and from the Californian gold fields. During an outbreak of cholera, it wa…

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Blackhall Library - Outreach Exhibition and Activities

Date(s): 1 April 2015 - 30 April 2015

Time: Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-8pm. Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm

Cost: Free

Throughout April 2015, Surgeons' Hall Museum, will be working in partnership with Edinburgh University to bring its touring exhibition ‘Words and Deeds, Weapons and Wounding’ to Blackhall Library.  The University of Edinburgh’s exhibition ‘Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare and Caregiving’ explores the often neglected and understated story of women i…

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