Once a term, SSHM invites staff and students to explore the rich and unique medical history of London through a series of museum trips. These events provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet across programmes and interact with staff outside of the department.
We are excited to announce the Medical London Excursion to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind next week — please see below or here for more information.
This year’s second excursion will start at 12:50 on Wednesday 20th January. We will be heading from Strand Campus to the Bethlem Museum of the Mind. Situated inside Bethlem Royal Hospital, the new museum offers an unparalleled glimpse into the treatment of mental health in the UK, as well as the history of an institute that is (in)famous worldwide.
The visit will start with a workshop led by museum staff discussing the role of ethics in mental health treatment. We will then have a self-guided tour of the museums’ extensive collection of historic objects and art (most from the patients themselves).
Please register through the Eventbrite link (tinyurl.com/jvcglv3), read through the PDF for more info and feel free to get in touch by email if you have any questions.
Places are limited, so be sure to book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Also please arrive on time – the trip to Bethlem is a little longer than usual, so we will have to leave promptly!
We look forward to seeing you!
Annette Rid & Rob Flanagan