Building healthy communities: mental healthcare

Over the past few decades, an increasing amount of research has highlighted the links between the built environment and mental health. On one hand, the built environment is often seen as a significant source of mental distress, while on the other, thoughtfully designed spaces and places destined for mental health care are central for positive […]

Reframing disability: Hidden histories from the Royal College of Physicians

In this Hunterian Museum Lunchtime Lecture the Royal College of Physicians senior curator, Emma Shepley, delving into the depths of the Museum’s collections to look at the  spectacularly rare 17th-19th century portraits of disabled men and women from many backgrounds, some of whom made a living through exhibiting themselves to the public. Some of the people depicted in the portraits remain famous […]