In this programme, which features footage and materials from Queen Square Archives, Dan Snow discovers how the shell shock of WW1 has evolved into the cases of PTSD that modern soldiers suffer with today. Delving into previously unseen archives he reveals the difficult history of how Britain has reacted to the psychological consequences of warfare. Dan interviewed Stefanie Linden, author of They Called it Shell Shock which draws heavily on our Archives, as part of the programme. BBC iplayer (from 7mins); Box of Broadcasts (UCL password required for access)
This drop-in event is part of the national Explore Your Archives campaign and NHS Big7Tea. Join us for refreshments, and view photographs, objects and documents from Queen Square Archives : including menus from events during the Hospital’s history and our latest exhibition, plus the newly launched book: Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology
NHS at 70: Celebrating the achievements of Queen Square
The exhibition which includes photographs, objects and documents from Queen Square Archives will run in Queen Square Library, 23 Queen Square from August – December 2018. This exhibition is dedicated to Annie Lindsay, UCLH Archivist (2004-2018).
You can visit to see our displays in person : usually Monday - Friday 9am-7pm (last entry 6pm). Please see our opening hours page for changes to our opening over the coming weeks. Please bring some provide proof of identity (e.g. driving licence or bank card) with you, and sign in at the Library desk on the 1st floor.
Please see our compilations page to view some of the earlier displays, selected handouts from which are linked below:
WAVECRAFT: Two pioneers of EEG and their world. This exhibition is now on display at: Library and Archive, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole street, London until 1st November 2018. Please see the curator Ken Barrett’s website for further information.