Organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Talks and walks, Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre, Reading - private opening and lunch

Special Event | Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre

Saturday 22 October 2016 - 10:00 until 15:00

The illustrated short talks will be given in the Aesthetic Movement- styled Old Library: A Brief History of the Royal Berkshire Hospital by retired Head of Medical Photography RBH, Lionel Williams, Shell Shock and the First World War by Richard Havelock, Chairman of BMHC and Lighting up the dark recesses of the body by Tom Dehn, Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons and retired RBH surgeon. Tom will highlight inventions by Harold Hopkins, the world famous Reading University Professor who made modern day key hole surgery possible, gave us the zoom lens, laser discs, CDs and made internet high speeds possible. The fascinating accredited Medical Museum embraces local and world medical history with memorabilia, photos and archives. The group will be guided throughout by experts. After visiting the Queen Anne revival designed Hospital Chapel and King Edward VII Children’s Ward decorated with the large and beautiful Arts and Crafts original Nursery Rhyme and Story tiles, a special display for the Art Fund in the Old Library concludes the event.

Please note walks include steps and stairs. There is no lift in event location.

This event has been organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre

Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN

Entry details

£40 (includes morning coffee/tea and biscuits, lunch and free reserved parking adjacent to the museum)

To book, please contact Babara Snell on

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