Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses Exhibition and Events

The Constructing Scientific Communities project and the Hunterian Museum co-curated an exhibition on the history of vaccination, which opened on 19th April.

Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses ran in the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 17 September. Further information is available on the Museum’s website

Other events connected to the exhibition took place during May at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE.

People Powered Medicine – a one day public symposium was held on Saturday 7 May.

Museums at Night: Vaccination Yes or No? was a free event on 12 May from 6-9pm looking at the history of vaccination. The British Society for the History of Science’s Strolling Players performed, and Dr Richard Barnett, medical historian and author discussed illustrations of infectious disease from his book The Sick Rose. The evening also included a viewing of the Vaccination: Medicine and the Masses exhibition.

Professor Gareth Williams gave a Lunchtime Lecture on 17 May at 1pm on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Edward Jenner.