Library blog

  • Closure of library reading room and museum

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    In light of the latest government advice, our library, archive and museum are closed with immediate effect from today (Wednesday 18 March 2020) until further notice. We will contact anyone who has booked an event ticket or guided tour as soon as possible. We encourage everyone to follow Public Health England advice, and hope that all our visitors, collaborators and friends stay well over the coming days and weeks. To find out about what the RCP is doing in regards to COVID-19 please visit our we…
  • COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus online course

    Monday, March 9, 2020

    Free online learning about outbreaks / response / preparedness / prevention etc. All tailored to COVID-19 in this instance but will be largely applicable to other outbreaks too. Includes: - How COVID-19 emerged and was identified - How COVID-19 spreads - Public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide - What is needed to address COVID-19 going forward Register here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/covid19-novel-coronavirus/1…
  • RCP digital collections available online

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    For the first time, digital copies of thousands of items from our historical collections are available online. The RCP has joined several other internationally recognised scientific institutions in partnering with Wiley Ltd to develop an online resource on the history of science. Find out more on the RCPMuseum website.…
  • Drawing the body from inside out: poetry and science

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Our recent life drawing workshop run as part of our Under the skin season of exhibition events was featured on BBC radio yesterday evening (starting about 10 minutes in). Talking about art on the radio can be a bit of a challenge, so here are some pictures to help you flesh out the details. Paula McGrath from BBC World Service came to see how our tutors from London Drawing led an enthusiastic group of 30 doctors, artists, curators and others in a series of exercises. We drew …
  • More resources on the Coronavirus

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    The library team has put together a list of online resources available to keep yourself updated on Coronavirus: The BMJ has freely available resources here Coronavirus: Latest news and resources The Lancet has Coronavirus Resource Centre https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus You will find links on OVID expert searches the top search is for the Wuhan Coronavirus (OpenAthens account required) The PHE Knowledge and Library Services have created…
  • RCP Garden of Medicinal Plants instagram account

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Calling all instagram users! The RCP Garden of Medicinal Plants has a new Instagram account set up, drawn up, illustrated and written by our garden fellow Arjun Devanesan. There are already some lovely images of the garden so take a look and follow at https://www.instagram.com/rcp_garden/   For more information about the garden and the medicinal plants themselves  visit the website https://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk/…

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