Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Exhibition and Events

The Constructing Scientific Communities project and the Hunterian Museum have co-curated an exhibition on the history of vaccination, which will open on 19th April.

Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses will run in the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum  from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 17 September. Admission is free. Further information on the exhibition and the opening hours are available on the Museum’s website

Other events connected to the exhibition will be taking place during May at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE.

People Powered Medicine – a one day public symposium will be held on Saturday 7 May. The full details and programme are available on the event post below. To register for the symposium, please click here.

Museums at Night: Vaccination Yes or No? is a free event on 12 May from 6-9pm looking at the history of vaccination. The British Society for the History of Science’s Strolling Players will be performing, and Dr Richard Barnett, medical historian and author will be discussing illustrations of infectious disease from his book The Sick Rose. The evening will also include a viewing of the Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses exhibition. To register for your free ticket, please click here.  This event is for adults and children over 14.

Professor Gareth Williams will give a Lunchtime Lecture on 17 May at 1pm on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Edward Jenner. Booking is required, and full details are available here. Tickets are £4. Admission is free for RCS fellows and members, RCS affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members.