Exhibitions

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

current exhibition:

Marcel Proust and the Medicine of the Belle Époque

Monday 12th November 2018 – Saturday 26th January 2019.

Marcel Proust Poster

The novelist and essayist Marcel Proust was the author of possibly the greatest work of twentieth-century fiction, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time), a work that fairly bristles with medical references, metaphors, and doctors who possess varying degrees of ability. Proust’s life (1871-1922) spans almost the whole of the Belle Époque period (1870-1914), a time when profound new scientific and philosophical theories were challenging the very foundations and forcing a re-appraisal of human knowledge, theories and exploration the like of which had never been seen before.

 

The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the RSM Library and includes works by members of Proust’s family (his father and brother were both distinguished doctors) and by some of the leading French physicians of the day many of whom are depicted in fictional guise throughout A la Recherche du Temps Perdu.  

 

Click here to download your entrance ticket to the exhibition. Please bring this ticket along with you upon your visit.

  

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. 

 

 

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The Royal Society of Medicine
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Friday
09:00-17:30

Saturday
10:00-16:30

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

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