The RSM organises a number of exhibitions each year which are open to the public and take place in the Library.

Current exhibition:

Attachment: Our Enduring Need for Others 

Monday 6th February until Saturday 29th April 2017

enduring need

The Bowlby Centre, in collaboration with Royal Society of Medicine, are proud to present a unique exhibition on Attachment inspired by the life and work of Honorary Fellow John Bowlby, the founder of Attachment Theory.

This intimate exhibition presents seldom-seen letters and photographs from the John Bowlby Archive at the Wellcome Library. The material has been thoughtfully curated to trace our understanding of the universal need for others across the lifespan and how this develops in a cultural and social context.

Admission free. Open to all.


Exhibition opening hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm

Entrance to the exhibitions is free.


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Past exhibitions

Take a look at past exhibitions held at the RSM Library.


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Feature of the month

Each month, the RSM Library archives feature a particular highlight from the current exhibition, giving a fascinating insight into the history of the piece. 



contact us

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
T: +44 (0) 20 7290 2940 / 2941

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library opening hours

Easter Opening Hours

Mon 10 Apr - Thurs 13 Apr

Fri 14 Apr - Mon 17 Apr

24hr Service
The library 1st floor and IT suite are open 24/7 during the Easter break

Standard library opening hours

Monday - Thursday



24hr service
The library 1st floor and IT suite are available 24hrs a day.

Call the library:
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