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A lecture which brings together music and medicine will take place in the beautiful Grade II Listed Barts Pathology Museum.
Lady Rose Cholmondeley of The Chopin Society will talk about the life and works of Chopin, and ask the question, is his heart really bricked into a pillar in Warsaw preserved in Cognac, and did he die of Tuberculosis or Cystic Fibrosis?
Sebastian Lucas (Professor of Clinical Histopathology at Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' Hospital) will then discuss Cystic Fibrosis and Tuberculosis from a medical perspective and his thoughts on possible ways to test the tissue.
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Doors open at 6:30pm for wine and browing to the music of Chopin, and the lecture begins promptly at 7pm. the event will finish by 9pm
When & Where
Pathology Museum (Queen Mary)
Pathology Museum WEBSITE
**Please bring ID to receive alcohol at events**
Refunds/exchanges for evening events may be offered at the discretion of the Pathology Museum only if requested 48 hours before ticket sales end. (This doesn't include cancelled events which are automatically refunded.) For Taxidermy and other weekend workshops it is ONE WEEK before.
Prior to the appointment of Carla Valentine as the current Technical Curator, the museum was in a state of disarray. As medical teaching changed, the need for the study of anatomy and pathology pots declined. Without funding the pots and the infrastructure of the building suffered and it wasn't until a couple of years ago that a donation was secured to renovate the collection. New ways to ensure the survival of the collection were also trialled, including conferences and events.
The Pathology Museum, a part of Queen Mary University of London, is a medical-humanities hub and venue for public engagement and education. Our events showcase research and the arts from our own institution as well as other universities, independant researchers and other museums. Our activities are in accordance with Human Tissue Authority recommendtions on Public Display of medical collections, and the University Museums Group guidance, and are sensitive to the dignity of the collection.
As it is part of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the museum is based within St Bartholomews which is a teaching hospital. Therefore, follow the signs for the Robin Brook Centre and go through the open entrance indicated below. You'll find the museum on the 3rd floor: