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Durham University

Special Collections

Palace Green Library Events

Reading the human body: wounds, bones and medical knowledge in the 17th century

30th July 2018, 15:30 to 16:30, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)


Free - booking required

Danielle Westerhof, Rare Books Librarian (Bamburgh Library), Culture Durham

Kirsty McCarrison, Learning and Engagement Officer, Culture Durham

Explore the level of medical knowledge in the 17th century with books from our collections and get hands on with bone casts as we explore holes in the head, diseases, injuries and more.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, specialist staff from across Culture Durham and the wider university will dig deep in to Palace Green Library’s archives and special collections to bring 17th century Durham to life. Starting on 18th June, sessions will run through to 24th September.

Tickets are free for this event, but booking is required via Eventbrite:

More events and activities will be added to the Palace Green Library website as they are confirmed so please check regularly for updates.

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