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The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital

25 July 2014

Join us at Central Library on the 5th August for a free talk in conjunction with Edinburgh Reads. "The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital with Iain Macintyre". Elsie Inglis was a remarkable woman doctor. She was a pioneer of medical education for women, a successful surgeon in Edinburgh and a leader of the Suffrage moveme…

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Decant of the Museum

1 July 2014

Since the museum’s close on the 17th May, the staff at Surgeons’ Hall Museum have been busy decanting the entire collection. This complete process took six weeks, with all items in the Museum being successfully transferred into storage. As well as objects in the collection, display cases were also donated to other museums, along with former display…

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The Lister Project Contractor Appointed

1 July 2014

The College looked at a wide range of contractors and evaluated their capabilities taking into account quality and track record and accordingly, John Dennis & Company (Scotland) Ltd has been appointed as the Main Contractor for the Lister Project.

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The Great Exhibition

11 June 2014

To celebrate our final day of the Museum ‘as it was’ before redevelopment, we held a special day of art and music. On 17th May, almost 1,000 visitors joined us to have a final look at the exhibition, create artworks for our ‘Great Exhibition’ and to experience live musical performances by The Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Singer Wen…

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Move to The Serenity Café

11 June 2014

On 1st June, Words and Deeds, Weapons and Wounding opened at The Serenity Café at The Tun on Holyrood Road. We are delighted to be working with The Serenity Cafe, a community for recovery which is open to all, and The Women in Recovery Group.  The exhibition shows the courage, skill and determination of the, often forgotten, women in warfare. The a…

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