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Spring! Events at The Old Operating Theatre Musuem

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  Dear all, Easter is coming and The Old Operating Theatre is preparing a series of events...to scare the bunnies off! Events for all ages and for all tastes! THE GORE TOUR (For the over 12s) Wednesday 14th of April at 2pm and 3pm A surgical stroll through the operations of the past. Lithotomy, trephination, amputation, dissection and anatomy & rhinoplasty and eye surgery. Brace yourself for an engagement with unsterilised steel!     S ILVER Festival   Southwark's Celebrated Festival for Older People Things My Mother Taught Me Tuesday 20th at 2pm and Thursday 22nd of April at 11am Before the NHS... Goose fat on your chest and leeches on your arm... Beware; without anaesthesia or antiseptics, your leg will come off! Come to this enlightening lecture on old surgical and herbal remedies. Please note; the Museum would also like to hear about and document personal experiences of medical treatment! All enthusiasts welcome!     EVENING LECTURES: £1

Kevin interview on Robert Elms about Sir Hans Sloane and Chocolate

This was recorded on BBC Radio London on 24th March at 1.oopm. The link to the i-player is below which will be on line until the following wednesday - the interview is 1 hour 7 minutes into the show. Look at www.thegarret.org.uk/events.htm for details or write to the Old Operating Theatre Museum (9a St Thomas St. London SE1 9RY curator@thegarret.org.uk) for a leaflet BBC iPlayer - Robert Elms: 24/03/2010

50 friends in first week 0f the Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre Museum

These are the stats for the first week of the Old Operating Theatre Museum facebook page: +25 fans this week (50 total fans) 3 Wall posts, comments and likes this week (4 last week) 97 Visits to your Page this week (100 Visits last week) the film has done even better and has over 403 viewings in the first week. Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre Museum

Government’s says the historic environment is of enormous value

The Government’s Statement On The Historic Environment For England : "The Government believes that the historic environment is an asset of enormous cultural, social, economic and environmental value. It makes a very real contribution to our quality of life and the quality of our places. This document is intended to help Government to realise its vision for the historic environment, and to assist us in working jointly with others to achieve our aims. In it we set out our understanding of the value of the historic environment, and the many roles that Government and others can play." thanks to Britarch for alerting me to this

Bermondsey's Blitz Walk at Southwark Cathedral [28 March]

Bermondsey's Blitz Walk at Southwark Cathedral [28 March] And on 4th April Old Southwark In The Blitz

Chocolate Festival at Southbank Centre Square [26 March - 28 March]

Chocolate Festival at Southbank Centre Square [26 March - 28 March]

Guerrilla gardener in Southwark

Guerrilla gardener Richard Reynolds launches ‘Pimp Your Pavement’ campaign [16 March 2010]

On-line interactive Documentary about coal mining in China

This highlights the human cost of coal mining in China - its an interactive documentary. Honkytonk Films – Online screening: Journey To The End Of Coal

Shareaholic - The best browser add-on extension to share, tweet, bookmark, save and e-mail web pages quickly

This firefox add-on looks likely to become one of the most useful of add-ons - replacing my digolet toolbar and my blog-it blogger icon. Shareaholic - The best browser add-on extension to share, tweet, bookmark, save and e-mail web pages quickly

How much do you know about the royals of the past? | Education | guardian.co.uk

So I got in the Guardian it seems - here is a quiz based on my book on the Kings and Queens of Britain. How much do you know about the royals of the past? | Education | guardian.co.uk

Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper

This is a link to the famous diagram of Napoleon's march on Moscow - a information graphics classic Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper

YouTube - The Journey of Blood - Old Operating Theatre Museum Film

We are proud to announce that our film 'The Journey of Blood' is now available to view on Youtube. To see the film follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAk4XOrbH9g It was created by a team of writers led by Shaun Levin and directed by Simon Piantiera and funded by the Learning Revolution Transformation Fund. It was premiered at the Thackray Museum in Leeds on Saturday. It is a fictional tale inspired by the Museum Collection. YouTube - The Journey of Blood

Quirky and Charming - Review of Old Operating Theatre, London, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor

Here are some online reviews of the Museum found by Valentina Quirky and Charming - Review of Old Operating Theatre, London, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor http://www.qype.co.uk/place/76241-The-Old-Operating-Theatre-Museum-and-Herb-Garret-London http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/88415

hear you are --- [murmur] Toronto

hear you are --- [murmur] Toronto : "[murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations."

Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre, London

I now I have found that someone else has set up an unofficial facebook page. Trying to contact them.... Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre, London

Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre Museum

I set up a fan page on facebook for the Old Operating Theatre Museum - I'm hoping that it will not take much time to administer. Facebook | The Old Operating Theatre Museum

Smartphone misery - , Palm Treo, Nokia E71 and the Palm Pre

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I'm going through smart phone misery. I used to love my old Palm Treo - it had an early touch screen, good keyboard and a myriad of what would now be called 'Apps' really great ones like a sketch programme you could draw on and overlay over photos - neat and fun. But also a marvelous calendar programme in which you could categorise tasks and which were colour coded. It worked so well and the colour was the key to its success. It had a terrible camera which, created the most marvelous photographs at night because they were so heavily distorted. Take a look at these . I even read Middlemarch, and Don Quixote on it using an ebook reader, and had a little keyboard which made it perfectly practical to edit word documents. But the Treo was a bit of a brick, and I took a gamble on buying a Nokia E71 thinking that as colour was so obviously essential for a calendar app it was bound to have such but it didnt and I could not love my new Nokia. Then Palm announced the Pre which

Medicine at the Movies Premier!

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On March 13th the Old Operating Theatre Museum, Medicine at the Movies team went to Leeds to see our film made by Shaun Levin and Simona Piantieri and a team of writers. It was a really good day and the film was excellent. The other films by the BDA, Thackray Museum, Jenner Museum, Hunterian Museum and the George Marshall Medical Museum were all excellent and also very moving. They were typified by the BDA's film which was made by a really great group who were created a really sweet and funny film full of humanity and using effective but simple animation techniques. It was obvious that the learning experience was really very successful and enjoyable for the participants. It just shows how successful a learning environment a museum can be. The films are soon to be posted on youtube and I'll post a link here.

'Application Not Found' this site cured the rundll virus disaster

An internet site pretending to be a virus checking managed to make every programme on my computer not work. I search the internet for a fix and found none of them worked until I came across a posting by Tufenuf which gave a perfect solution and described in full with each stage of the operation. So my computer is rescued thanks tufenuf! Application Not Found... - CNET Windows XP Forums

St. Thomas Hospital in London; Macabre and Cozy | Gustavus Adolphus College

This is a nice review of a visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum. St. Thomas Hospital in London; Macabre and Cozy | Gustavus Adolphus College

Save Palaeography at King's College London Petition

There is a threat to Palaeography at Kings - the only Chair of its kind in the UK - palaeography is the study of old manuscripts (I think). Here is the link to the petition Save Palaeography at King's College London Petition

Medicine at the Movies film 'finished'

Simona brought a near final cut of the movie we are working on as our part in the Medicine at the Movies series. It has been written by a writer's group and is looking really good! Its going to be launched at the Thakray Museum on 13th March 2010.

Sir Hans Sloane and Chocolate Lecture

The first lecture in our series of events in the Sir Hans Sloane & Chocolate season took place last night - we did the lecture as a collective action - Julie M introducting Sir Hans Sloane, I talked about his collection in Chelsea, and Julie W talking about Sir Hans and Chocolate.

Sir Hans Sloane Events

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I am doing a series of lectures and walks base on Sir Hans Sloane.   The first one is tomorrow, Thursday 4th of March   Sir Hans Sloane & Chocolate Thursday 4 th March 6pm-8pm   This normally costs £10 but for members of this mailing list entry will be at the normal entry rate for the Museum - £5.80.  It includes a glass of wine and some chocolate nibbles. We will be looking at the life of Sir Hans Sloane and his part in the development of Chocolate, and looking at the medicinal aspects of Chocolate. Events are £10 per person (booking is required) Sir Hans Sloane: Enlightenment Surgery Lecture Thursday 1 st April 6pm-8pm   PUBLIC WALKS:   Sir Hans Sloane and Chelsea Thursday 6 th May 6pm (meeting at Sloane Square tube station)   A delightful walk around the history of Chelsea with a particular emphasis on the 18th Century and Sir Hans Sloane, who lived in the old Manor House and helped found the Chelsea Physic Garden.   Sir Hans Sloane: Bloomsbury and The Br