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Edinburgh World Heritage grant for Playfair's Surgeons' Hall

30 January 2015

The conservation work forms part of the Lister Project, a £4 million re-development of the historic building by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The project will see a re-interpretation of its museum collections, access improvements to buildings, the conservation of its archive and work to help preserve its exterior. The building was co…

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Time Capsule discovered at Surgeons' Hall Museums

18 December 2014

A team of builders currently working on the redevelopment of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Surgeons’ Hall Museums got a curious surprise recently when they discovered buried, under the College’s iconic Playfair Building, a 105-year-old time capsule. The builders from John Dennis Ltd who made the fascinating find are worki…

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The Lister Project - Update

5 December 2014

Director of Heritage Chris Henry provides an update on the project to restore the College’s ‘Playfair’ Building. Anyone visiting the RCSEd at the moment will notice that the College’s main building – the Playfair – is encased in a new skin of steel poles and nylon netting. This is the strongest evidence yet that the Lister Project is forging ahea…

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Talks and Events at Surgeons' Hall Museum this November

1 November 2014

This month we have our Remembrance Day talk on the 11th of November with Yvonne McEwen, and our St. Andrew's Day talk on the 28th of November with Gordon Findlater. Yvonne McEwen will discuss the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War, whilst Professor Gordon Findlater o…

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Val McDermid & Sue Black at Surgeons' Hall Museum

21 October 2014

Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Surgeons’ Hall Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh are delighted to welcome best-selling author Val McDermid and forensic anthropologist Sue Black. Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom. She will be jo…

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