Spotlight on Science talk on 30 May: A History of Medicine in 10 Objects

St George's, London's oldest medical school, houses a unique 250-year archive that defines medicine through the ages.

In this talk, archivist Virginia Dawe-Woodings will highlight ten objects that illustrate turning points in the history of medicine and surgery, including postmortem case books, surgical implements and a priceles copy of Gray's Anatomy.


The St George’s Four: Meet the women that shaped St George’s

As part of our international women’s day campaign, we visited the archives to delve through the rich history of George’s. Here we discovered the hidden stories of the first women to study at St George’s or, as they were commonly known at the time, the George’s Four.

 Hetty Claremont, Mariam Bostock, Helen Ingleby and Elizabeth O’Flynn were the first women to study at what was then St George’s medical school, admitted to study for three months at St George’s for clinical skills training in 1915, which, at the time, was an extremely controversial decision, but due to the depleted numbers of male students and doctors the board decide to allow the women to enrol.

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International Women's Day: women medics and the First World War

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, Carly Manson, Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, looks back at some of the pioneering women of the past who broke down gender barriers, fighting for an education to become medics during the First World War.

IMAGE- Photograph of the St George’s Hospital residential house staff, with two of the Medical School’s first female students, 1917. Helen Ingleby on the far left, Hetty Ethelberta Claremont far right.

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Spooky discoveries in the archives of our historic medical school

A treasure trove of spooky artefacts has been discovered in the archives of St George’s, University of London - one of the oldest healthcare and medical schools in the UK.

30 October 2017

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Explore Archives - uncovering the history of St George's

During Explore Archives Week (21-25 November 2016) we are celebrating our rich history of pioneering medical education.

21 November 2016