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The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy – talk by Dr Ruth Richardson

Lisa KFlint25 May 2011

2011 sees the 150th anniversary of the death of Mr Henry Gray, author of the famous textbook Gray’s Anatomy, who is buried in Highgate Cemetery. The world-wide renown of Gray’s Anatomy developed swiftly after its first appearance in 1858, and it has remained an international phenomenon ever since. Sadly, Gray only lived to enjoy three years of fame.

Dr Richardson, an eloquent and witty speaker, will explain the gestation, creation and publication of the first edition and tell a story of human relationships, body procurement, manual dexterity and fierce ambition.

Dr Richardson is a medical historian, broadcaster and author of several books including The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy.

The Talk is on Thursday June 9th at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7pm). Booking is in advance by email on events@highgate-cemetery.org. You can also phone on 07521 520 599. Tickets are £7 or £5 for students.

What’s new in the library?

Lisa KFlint19 May 2011

I’ve recently started to add new acquisitions to Library Thing, so you can see what new books have been added to the Biology, Botany, Zoology and Medical Sciences collections. The list isn’t aimed to be a comprehensive guide of everything new, just a taster…. to see more to go to Library Thing.

Faculty of 1000

Lisa KFlint17 May 2011

Do you use the Faculty of 1000?

What do you think of it?

If you do use it on a regular basis I’d love to hear what you think? We’re currently reviewing some of our library subscriptions and would like to get some feedback on this product. Please contact me with your views l.flint@ucl.ac.uk. Thanks!