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RCP Museum Late - December

When and where

1 December 2022
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrew's Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

RCP Museum Late - December

Explore the Royal College of Physicians Museum and take this last chance to see exhibition 'A taste of one's own medicine' after hours.

Explore the exhibition for the final time

Graphic satire has been popular for centuries. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) cares for a unique collection of medical satire prints from the mid-18th century to the 1980s, donated to us by doctors and members over our 500-year history.

In the past, as today, satirical images were closely tied to a particular time and place. They responded to contemporary events and were viewed by audiences who understood the circumstances of their creation, meaning they can now be difficult understand.

From stereotypes of doctors to caricatures of individuals, satirical depictions of treatments to scathing attacks on the RCP, join us in ‘A taste of one’s own medicine’ as we explore the complex and intriguing meanings behind the satirical prints in the RCP’s collection.

Join a curator introduction

At 6pm and 7pm enjoy a curator’s introduction to the exhibition exploring the ridiculed and the reviled in the RCP’s satirical print collection.

Explore the Museum after hours

Visitors will be able to explore our:

  • portraits and silver, displayed throughout the building
  • fascinating Symons collection of artefacts which would have been used by physicians and for self-care in the home
  • Prujean chest of 17th century surgical instruments
  • extraordinary set of 17th-century human remains - John Finch's anatomical tables which give a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the Regent's Perk cafe.