Archives

Moving the RCS Archives

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Louise King: Archivist, The Royal College of Surgeons of England In June 2017 the archives of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (the College/ RCS) moved to the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)…well, most of them did…and they haven’t moved forever…it’s a long story but I will try to keep it brief! In May 2015, […]

Archives

McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research

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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have recently established award to support the study of the history of medicine in Scotland. The prize for the award has been set as £500. Eligibility This award is open to all researchers in the history of medicine, or related social and cultural history fields. Researchers can be […]

Events

Upcoming event: New Weapons, New Wounds: Medicine in War and Rebellion, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, April 2018

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New Weapons, New Wounds: Medicine in War and Rebellion Tuesday 3, Thursday 5, Thursday 12 April Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and discover how medicine has adapted over the centuries to cope with the increasingly sophisticated weaponry of warfare and the nature of resulting casualties. The College’s fascinating […]

Guest Post

Cataloguing North Cambs Hospital

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In this post, Tiff Kirby, archives assistant at the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives, discusses her experience cataloguing the North Cambridgeshire Hospital records. North Cambridgeshire Hospital, known as North Cambs, has served the people of Wisbech and North Cambridgeshire for a hundred and forty-four years. It was the initiative of philanthropist Margaret Trafford Southwell, who gave […]