This blog post is part of a series of posts on the theme of ‘Human Discovery: Experiencing Science’ for History Day 2022.

In our first session for History Day 2022, we are exploring how history helps us analyse past medical crises, shape public health policy, and how library, archive and museum collections capture and document the effects and public experiences of medicine and health.

We are delighted to be joined by a range of fantastic speakers, including Katie Birkwood (Rare Books Librarian, Royal College of Physicians), Victoria Cranna (Archivist, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Isabelle Chevallot (Assistant Librarian, Guildhall Library), Dr Elma Brenner (Research Development Specialist, Wellcome Library) and Dr Tilda Watson (Archivist, Wellcome Sanger Institute).

The speakers and other participating organisations are sharing insights into their collections on the history of medicine, especially for History Day 2022. Below is a selection from our Discover Collections gallery to help you explore histories of medicine, health and public policy further. The full Discover Collections gallery will be made live on Thursday, 17 November.