Dr Richard Bright (In-Person Event)

Dr Richard Bright (In-Person Event)

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On Sale 22 Aug 2022 at 09:00

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Norfolk Record Office

Archive Centre

Martineau Lane



United Kingdom

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Find out about the man behind the discovery of Bright’s Disease by Yuki Russell and Frank Meeres

About this event


Join Yuki Russell and Frank Meeres to hear more about Dr Richard Bright, a British physician whose use of bedside observation and chemical research enabled him to diagnose Bright’s disease. In 2017 a 5-year project began, funded initially by the Wellcome Trust, and then the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and private supporters, in which staff worked to conserve nearly 600 of his letters and 13 notebooks held in the Norfolk Record Office. These letters had not only been far too fragile to open, but any movement of the box they were in was likely to cause further damage. Yuki will explain the processes involved in enabling members of the public to see the content of these letters for the first time in 150 years, before Frank explores the content of the letters and what it tells us about the man himself.

All in-person events have been subject to a COVID risk assessment. If you are visiting the Norfolk Record Office we ask that you please take note of the following:

• Please consider wearing a facemask if encouraged to do so by staff (the use of facemasks will be advised for events with over 30 attendees)

• Use hand sanitizer on entering the building/room

• Do not attend an event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

In return we will do the following:

• Provide facemasks for anyone without one (in the case of events of over 30 people)

• Clean touch points before the session starts

• Open the windows in the room to allow for good air circulation

In-person events will only run depending on the current government guidelines at the time. Please check the website in case of cancellations or amendments.

There is limited parking on the Norfolk County Council campus, when you book your ticket you will be asked to provide a car registration number if travelling by car.

This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience. You can book a place for the online audience here

Find our July-October 2022 programme of online events here

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