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Vacation Opening Hours: July and August 2018

During the Long Vacation, the Wellcome Unit Library will be staffed at the following times:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 2.15pm-4.30pm
Friday: CLOSED

We will be closed from the 6th-20th August inclusive for our summer break. Stay tuned to our blog and Twitter for further updates to opening hours.

During our closed days, please note that collections for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology can also be found at:
The Radcliffe Science Library http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science
Bodleian Library Upper Reading Room http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/finding-resources/rooms/urr
The History Faculty Library http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history

As always, if you would like to use the library please contact us to arrange an appointment.

We wish you a wonderful summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 25th June

The library will be open next week at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to visit the library, do contact us by email or phone to make an appointment.

Our books from shelfmarks RC to RM have now returned to the library following conservation treatment. However, please excuse our slightly jumbled state over the next week as we rearrange our shelves! If you find that a book you need isn’t in the right place on the shelf, let a member of staff know and we will locate it for you.

Have a great weekend!

Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral Trade Card, Lowell, Mass. : Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., [between 1870 and 1879?]. This medicine contained opium or morphine which were on sale legally at the time in America. It was supposed to rapidly cure “colds, coughs, sore throat, influenza, laryngitis, quinsy, hoarseness, croup, bronchitis, asthma and catarrh” and provide relief from whooping cough and consumption. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 18th June

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday: 2.15pm-4.30pm
Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: CLOSED due to staff holiday
Friday: 2.15pm-5pm

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library, contact us by email or phone.

Our books from shelfmarks RC to RM have now returned to the library following conservation treatment! However, please bear with our slightly jumbled state over the next few weeks as we unpack and rearrange our shelves. If you find that a book you need isn’t in place on the shelf, let a member of staff know and we will locate it for you.

Have a lovely weekend!

‘Anatomical Fugitive Sheets, Summer, c. 1620’ . One of four anatomical fugitive sheets, each associated with a season of the year and other scientific or moral matters. Credit: Property of Duke University Medical Center Library, Trent Collection, History of Medicine Collections, Durham, NC. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 11th June

Our opening hours in Week 8 will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use our collections, contact us by phone or email to arrange an appointment.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These should be returning to the library next week, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have an excellent weekend!

A Japanese military hospital. Coloured woodcut, ca. 1904. Red Cross nurses attending war casualties in a Japanese hospital during the Russo-Japanese War. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 4th June

Next week, the library’s opening hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, feel free to contact us by phone or email to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These will be returning to the library next week, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a great weekend!

Early representation of spectacles clipped on the nose, 1417. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 28th May

Next week, the library will be open at the following times:

Monday: CLOSED (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm
Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm

If you would like to use our resources, please contact us by phone or email to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These will be returning in the next few weeks, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a lovely weekend!

Cauterizing a leg-wound. ‘Feldtbuch der Wundartzney’, Frankfurt, 1551. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2018: 7th-8th June

The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology presents:

The 2018 HSMT Postgraduate Conference
Sex, Drugs and Death: New Perspectives on Science, Medicine and Technology
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th June
History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford
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With panels on:

  • Early modern natural philosophy
  • Modern science
  • Psychology
  • Public health and colonialism
  • Reproduction and eugenics

See the full programme here.

The History of Science, Medicine, and Technology is an ever-expanding discipline. This two-day conference allows Oxford postgraduate students in the field to present their research, covering a broad chronological, geographic, and thematic scope. Panel topics range from early modern ideas to public health, with individual papers covering subjects as diverse as reproductive technology, honeybee diseases and twentieth-century scepticism about science – truly offering new perspectives, as questions fundamental to the history of science and medicine are explored and examined.

All welcome.  Admission and lunch are free, but registration is essential. To register please contact belinda.clark@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk by 30 May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 21st May

Next week’s opening hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, contact us to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a good weekend!

‘White glass eye with blue iris, cased. Gustav Taylor, London,1901’. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

 

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 14th May

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, contact us by email or telephone to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Enjoy the weekend!

Apothecary’s shop sign in the shape of the Sun, Europe, 1701- Science Museum, London. Copper, 305 mm. This sign may have hung outside a shop to attract customers or it might have been part of the internal decoration. Apollo was the Greek god of light and for this reason is associated with the Sun. He was also a patron of medicine and healing and was said to be the judge of sickness and health.’ Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 7th May

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the Wellcome Unit Library, contact us by email or telephone to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a lovely weekend!

‘The Pain-killer Polka Song, an advert for Perry Davis’ Pain Killer by F. Archer, ca. 1899. Wellcome Library no. EPH+57′ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY